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TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Introduction 



How to Get Assistance [1:5] 
Supply Order Form [1:6] 



Record Keeping Supplies II 

Storage Containers Ill 

Specialty Curatorial Items IV 

Natural History Supplies V 

Museum Cabinets, Shelving, and Storage Racks VI 

Environmental Monitoring and Control Apparatus VII 

Packing and Shipping Materials VIII 

Equipment and Supply Sources IX 

Equipment Sources [IX:1] 
Supply Sources [IX:4] 

Vendor Address List [IX:14] 

Current Equipment Contracts X 

Index XI 






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I. INTRODUCTION 

The Curatorial Services Division's Harpers Ferry office operates a program to assist parks in 
obtaining specialty supplies and equipment to properly care for museum collections. The 
supplies are provided in modest quantities as our funds permit and are free of charge. Source 
information can be provided when parks need to order larger quantities than can be provided by 
this program. For further information, call the Curatorial Services Division. Supplies: 304-535- 
61 32; Technical advice: 304-535-6072; FAX (for inquiries or to place orders): 304-535-6051 . 

Major pieces of museum equipment are available from the Division, either on loan or under an 
equipment purchase program funded through the Cultural Resources Preservation Fund (CRPF). 
Curatorial Services Division (CSD) issues an annual call to the regions requesting prioritized lists 
of needed museum storage equipment. Based on those needs, funds are transferred to the 
regions to puchase equipment. 

Addressing NPS museum supply and equipment needs through a centralized program yields 
benefits to the Service that might not be possible or practical if those needs had to be addressed 
independently by individual parks. Those benefits are: 

• CSD is able to achieve cost economies by utilizing General Services Administration (GSA) and 
Federal Supply System (FSS) contracts, as well as by WASO indefinite quantity term 
contracts. Having these contracts simplifies park purchases of museum equipment, and 
ensures the lowest possible acquisition costs. 

• Improvements, refinements, and developments in museum supplies and equipment result from 
collaborative efforts between CSD and many manufacturers. 

• To ensure that NPS collections receive optimum benefit from the specialized supplies and 
equipment used, research is conducted by CSD staff and contractors to determine 
appropriateness. For example, research on various storage materials has been conducted to 
ensure their proper pH, stability, and inertness. 

The supplies and equipment listed in this catalog comply with standards in the Museum 
Handbook , Parts I and II, and in the Department of the Interior's Museum Property Handbook 
(1993). Supplies and equipment are listed in the following groups: 



Record Keeping Supplies 

Marking, measuring, and photography materials, as well as standard record keeping forms. 
Listed items are described in the Museum Handbook , Part II: Museum Records. 



• Storage Containers 

Boxes, folders, envelopes, enclosures, bags, and trays that chemically and physically protect 
museum objects. 



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• Specialty Curatorial Items 

Materials and devices useful in caring for collections, such as locks and gasket retrofit kits for 
specimen cabinets, gloves, and personal protection equipment and supplies recommended for 
staff health and safety when working with hazardous materials. Also includes NPS Museum 
Handbooks, Manuals, and Conserve Grams. 



Natural History Supplies 

Basic materials used to prepare and maintain herbarium, entomology, and wet specimens, as 
well as official NPS labels for all natural history specimens. 



• Museum Cabinets, Shelving, and Storage Racks 

Cabinets, shelving units and racks that have been designed for or found to be applicable to 
the storage of museum collections. 



Environmental Monitoring and Control Apparatus 

Instruments, devices, and materials recommended for measuring and controlling 
environmental conditions that affect museum collections. 



Packing and Shipping Supplies 

Materials recommended for packing objects for shipment. 



NOTE: Curatorial Services Division Inventory Numbers for stocked supply items are indicated in 
brackets following the item names. The unit of issue for stocked items is one each unless 
otherwise noted . Source information can be provided for items which are listed without 
inventory numbers. Often a price is negotiated through the Servicewide contracting process for 
such items. 

Please place orders for supplies and for the loan of equipment on park-made photocopies of the 
Supply Order Form at the end of this catalog. When there are questions about the use or 
application of supplies and equipment, please call the Curatorial Services Division. If there is an 
urgent need for supplies, orders may be placed by telephone. Also contact the Division for 
source information on items not stocked. 

Supplies: 304-535-6132 
Technical Information: 304-535-6072 
Faxed Orders: 304-535-6051 



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HOW TO GET ASSISTANCE 

For museum supplies: 

- First check with the Regional Curator to determine if there are regional procedures to follow or 
regional sources to use. 

- Submit a written request using the order form provided in this section to list the items, 
inventory numbers, and desired quantities. Requests may be mailed or sent via FAX. 

- If there are questions about supplies or if technical advice is needed, contact Curatorial 
Services Division (CSD) staff by telephone, memorandum, or FAX. 

- For parks needing supplies in quantities larger than CSD can provide through the supply 
program, the park should purchase using its own funding. If the park lacks funds to purchase 
needed supplies, it should contact the regional curator for assistance in obtaining funds. 

Once the park has or obtains funding, CSD can provide source information for purchasing. 
Also, CSD will issue a call to the field on CC:Mail prior to making purchases for the supply 
program. Parks are invited to purchase the same items at the time CSD is making a purchase. 
The park may then use any quantity discounts negotiated by CSD. The park will have two 
weeks from the issuance of the call to provide a DI-1 to CSD to attach to its DI-1 . The park's 
DI-1 must include the park's account number and will be used by WASO procurement to 
initiate the purchase and by the NPS Accounting Office in Reston, VA, to track and pay for 
the purchase. 

- If the requested supplies are not carried by CSD, CSD staff will provide source information. 

For equipment: 

- If the equipment need is long-term, contact your Regional Curator to place the need on the 
region's annual museum equipment needs request list which is submitted to the Curatorial 
Services Division for funding. 

- If the need for monitoring or conditioning equipment is for the short term (up to one year), 
contact the Regional Curator for the availability of an environmental monitoring kit that 
contains a Humichek® hygrometer, a UV monitor, and a visible light meter or contact the 
Curatorial Services Division for an equipment loan. Equipment from the Curatorial Services 
Division will be loaned on a first come, first served basis, when it is available. (See page 37.) 



For answers to questions regarding: 

- storage techniques 

- special storage requirements 

- proper use of materials or equipment 

- source information for purchasing supplies or equipment 

- or any other curatorial problems 



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Contact: 

First - The Regional Curator 

Second - Curatorial Services Division 
National Park Service 
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425 
Telephone: 304-535-6132 for Supplies 

304-535-6072 for Technical Information 



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II. RECORD KEEPING SUPPLIES 

Record keeping materials are carefully selected and forms have been designed and printed to 
ensure consistency in archival quality, format, and function to facilitate accessioning and 
cataloging of cultural and natural history collections. For instructions on using the following 
materials, see the Museum Handbook , Part II, Museum Records, and NPS Conserve Q Gram 1/4 , 
"Use of Acryloid B-72 Lacquer for Labeling Museum Objects." 

Cataloging Kit 

This kit includes materials used to examine, measure, test, and mark museum objects. The kit 
consists of the following items, which also can be requested individually, according to their 
respective units of issue. 

- Plastic Catalog Box [C01] containing: 

- Clear Lacquer in bottle with applicator brush top [C05] - an acrylic resin/acetone lacquer for 
marking catalog numbers on objects. Use clear lacquer as a base spot foundation for light 
colored objects and as a top coat covering the number marked on both white and clear base 
spot foundations. 

- White Lacquer in bottle with applicator brush top [C04] - The same acrylic formulation as clear 
lacquer but with titanium dioxide white pigment. Use white lacquer as a base spot foundation 
for marking numbers on dark colored objects. 

- Technical Pen (Rapidograph®) [C10] - A drawing pen for marking catalog numbers on objects 
and for entering information in the accession book, on accession and other folders. 

- Crowquill Pen [C30] - A pen used the same way as the technical pen. 

- Permanent Black Ink [C06] - Fade resistant, indelible ink for marking numbers. Acceptable inks 
are Higgins® Black Magic® and Pelikan 17 Black. 

- Pigma Pen [C03] - Permanent ink pen for marking information in the accession book, on 
accession and other folders. Not for putting numbers on objects. 

- Pencil [C11] "H" hardness for marking paper objects. Pencil lead is hard enough not to smear, 
yet soft enough not to indent paper fibers. 

- Artist Brushes [C21] (small sable tip) - Used as a lacquer applicator and to mark numbers on 
large equipment or furnishings. Unit of Issue: Set of five. 

- Textile Marking Tape 50% cotton, 50% polyester [C15] - Catalog numbers are marked on this 
tape using permanent black ink; the tape is then sewn on a textile. 

- Needles, Sewing [CI 6] - Variously sized needles for sewing textile tapes; package of 20. 

- Thread, Sewing [C17] - Durable cotton thread for sewing labels to textiles. 

- Measuring Rule, clear plastic [C14] - Calibrated in both metric and SAE units. 



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Tape Measure. Metal. Retractable [C12] - Metric and SAE (3 meters/10 ft.). 
Tape Measure. Cloth [C13] - Metric and SAE (1 .6 meters/5 ft.). 




Calipers [C18] - Used to measure internal 
and external dimensions of objects. 



Metric Conversion Table [C22] - Used to convert measurements from SAE 
units to metric units and vice versa. 

Magnifying Glass or Linen Tester [C20] - Used to closely 
examine object surfaces. 



Magnet [C07] - Used to distinguish between ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous metal objects. 

Tweezers [C19] (stamp handling variety with squared ends) - Used to lift paper documents off 
flat surfaces. 

White Cotton Gloves [C23] - Used when handling any objects. Unit of Issue: Pair. 
See page IV: 1 for additional description. 




Supplies for Object Photography 

For instructions on using the following equipment, refer to Appendix L in the Museum Handbook , 
Part II: Museum Records. 

- Photo ID (Identification) Stands - Painted steel stands in two sizes, 3"x5" and 5"x8"; each 
holds magnetic letters and numbers that indicate catalog number, roll number, and centimeter 
scale; that are photographed with the museum object. 



Large Photo ID Stand 5" x 8" face [C25] 
Small Photo ID Stand 3" x 5" face [C24] 

Magnetic Letters and Numbers - letters and numbers 
that are affixed to the ID stand to indicate park 
acronym, catalog number and the number of the 
photographic roll; 1" letters for use with large ID 
stand; 1/2" letters for use with small ID stand. Large 
and small magnetic letters corresponding to the park's 
four letter accronym customarily are issued. If 
additional letters are needed, they must be requested 
separately. 

Large Magnetic Letters [C29] 
Small Magnetic Letters [C28] 
Large Magnetic Numbers [C27] 
Small Magnetic Numbers [C26] 



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"Roll" Label - Comes in small and large sizes that are affixed to the ID stand to indicate position 
of the roll number. Large is for use with large ID stand; small size is for small ID stand. 

Large "Roll" Label 1" x 2V 2 " [C35] 
Small "Roll" Label 3/4" x 1 J4" [C34] 

Metric Scales - Two sizes, large (19 cm x 3 cm) and small (12 cm x 2 cm). Affixed to the ID 
stand to indicate scale in the object photo. Large size is for use with large ID stand; small size 
is for use with small ID stand. 

Large Centimeter Scale [C32] 
Small Centimeter Scale [C31] 

Magnetic Tape [C33] - 1/4" wide tape with a pressure-sensitive adhesive on one face that is 
applied to the centimeter scales and "Roll" attachment to allow them to be magnetically 
mounted on ID stand. 



Museum Forms 

Illustrations and instructions for completing these forms are provided in the NPS Museum 
Handbook , Part II: Museum Records. 

- Form 10-94, Collection Management Report (Rev. 8/86) [F08] - A required annual report, 
providing annual statistics on incoming and outgoing objects and their documentation. 

- Form 10-95, Accession Receiving Report (7/84) [F09] - Used to document receipt of objects and 
to record pertinent information on an accession provided by owner, field collector, or lender. 
Unit of issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-95a, Accession Receiving Report List of Objects (7/84) [F10] - Used to inventory 
objects in an accession. Unit of Issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-96, NPS Archival and Manuscript Collection Container List (7/84) [F11] - Used as an 
aid to inventory and describe contents in boxed archival collections. Unit of issue: Package of 
100. 

- Form 10-97, Object Temporary Removal Slip (7/84) [F12] - Used in storage or exhibits in place 
of an object to indicate its removal from its assigned location. Unit of Issue: Package of 50. 

- Form 10-98, Incoming Loan Agreement (Rev. 7/84) [F13] - Used to document pertinent 
information regarding a loan to the NPS. Unit of Issue: Package of 25. 

- Form 10-98a, Incoming Loan Agreement List (Rev. 7/84) [F14] - Used to inventory objects 
included in a loan to the NPS. Unit of Issue: Package of 25. 

- Form 10-127, Loan of Specimens (6/59) [F15] - Used for loans of museum objects from one 
park to another or from the NPS to an outside organization. Unit of Issue: Package of 25. 



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Form 10-252, Object Treatment Request - Used to document requests for conservation 
treatment. [Available only from Division of Conservation, Harpers Ferry Center.] 

Form 10-253. Accession Worksheet (5/88) [F58] - This worksheet lists the same accession data 
fields as the ANCS computer screen for cultural resource and natural history objects, but 
provides additional space for recording a description. Use as a rough draft to facilitate ANCS 
data entry, not for permanent record. Unit of Issue: Package of 100. 

Form 10-254 (Rev.), Museum Catalog Record - Cultural Resources (Rev. 7/84) - This is the basic 
museum catalog record for cataloging cultural history museum objects. Used for cataloging 
archeology, ethnology, and history (including archives) objects. Unit of Issue: Case of 1000. 

10-254-CR (2-part) [F50] 

10-254-CR (3-part; optional) [FOI] 
10-254-CR ( 1 -part; optional) [F51] 

Form 10-254B, Museum Catalog Record - Natural History (Rev. 7/84) - The basic museum 
catalog record for cataloging natural history specimens. Used for cataloging biology, geology, 
and paleontology objects. Unit of Issue: Case of 1000. 

10-254-NH (2-part) [F52] 

10-254-NH (3-part; optional) [F03] 
10-254-NH ( 1 -part; optional) [F53] 

Note: Both natural history and cultural resources records are comprised of two parts: a white 
paper original copy and a blue paper working copy (both archival quality paper). A white card 
stock classification copy and working copy are optional for records completed using the 
Automated National Catalog System (ANCS)]. 

Form 10-254C, Cultural Resource Catalog Worksheet (Rev. 5/88) [F04] - This worksheet lists the 
same data fields as the Automated National Catalog System (ANCS) computer screen for 
cultural resource objects with additional space for description. Use as a rough draft to facilitate 
ANCS data entry, not for permanent record. Unit of Issue: Package of 500. 

Form 10-254D, Natural History Catalog Worksheet (Rev. 5/88) [F05] - This worksheet lists the 
same data fields as the ANCS computer screen for natural history specimens with additional 
space for description. Use as a rough draft to facilitate ANCS data entry, not for permanent 
record. Unit of Issue: Package of 500. 

Form 10-255, Accession Folder (Rev. 10/84) [F06] - Required for filing documents pertaining to 
an accession; printed on the front is a checklist of all documentation needed for an accession. 
It is archival in quality and comes in letter size only. Unit of Issue: Package of 50. 

Form 10-256. Accession Book [F07] - Bound book with double page entries. The paper is 
100% rag for permanence. 

Form 10-830, Deed of Gift (11/77) [F16] - This form is a legal record required to document 
donations to the NPS. Unit of Issue: Package of 100. 



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- Form 10-254, Original Copy Binders [F31] - A blue cloth-covered post binder used to contain 
original Museum Catalog Records that are sent annually to the National Catalog. 

- Form 10-254, Working Copy Binders [F30] - A green cloth-covered post binder used to contain 
the blue working copies of the Museum Catalog Record that are retained in the park. 

- Posts for Copy Binders (one pair per binder) 

2Vi" [F33] holds 500 working copy records 
3" [F34] holds 500 original copy records 

- Form 10-349, Inventory of Museum Property (7/88) [F54]. 

- Form 10-349A, Inventory of Museum Property, Continuation Sheet (7/88) [F55]. 

Forms 10-349 and 10-349A are used in the annual inventory of cataloged museum property. 
See Museum Handbook , Part II, Chapter 4. 

- Form 349B, Inventory of Museum Property (Accessions) (7/88) [F56]. 

- Form 349C, Inventory of Museurfl Property (Accessions), Continuation Sheet (7/88) [F57]. 

Forms 10-349B and 10-349C are used in the annual inventory of uncataloged museum 
property. See Museum Handbook , Part II, Chapter 4. 

- Gift Acknowledgement Certificate [F38] - This form is presented to a donor to acknowledge 
gifts of significant value. 

- Natural History Labels - See the "Natural History Supplies" section of this catalog. 



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III. STORAGE CONTAINERS 

Archival collections should be stored in the appropriate archival quality storage containers listed 
below. The pH of archival papers is 7.0 for acid-free, unbuffered and between 8.0 and 10.0 for 
acid-free, buffered. Plastic containers have a pH of 7.0. Consult Museum Handbook , Part I on 
whether to use buffered or unbuffered paper containers or plastic containers. Do not use 
buffered folders for blueprints, cvanotypes, or color photographs . 



Archival File Folders (2 sizes) 



Letter 
Legal 



9-5/8"H 
9-5/8"H 



12-y 2 "W 
14 3 /4 M W 



[A35] 
[A 15] 



Acid-free and buffered folders to contain and protect historic 
documents. Available in two sizes. 




Expanding Manuscript Folders (2 sizes) 

Letter 10%"H x 12 1 /4"W [A16] 
Legal lO'/i'H x 14%"W [A17] 

An acid-free and buffered folder with an envelope pocket having a 
pleat that expands to over an inch. Used to contain documents in 
archival file folders grouped together as part of an organic 
collection or series. Comes in letter and legal sizes. 




Archival Sleeve Type Photo Enclosures (4 sizes) 



4-3/8' 


H 


X 


5-3/8 


'W 


[A01] 


5-3/8 


H 


X 


7-3/8 


"W 


[A02] 


8 1 /2" 


H 


X 


ioy 2 " 


W 


[A03] 


11%" 


H 


X 


14%" 


W 


[A04] 



Sleeve-type enclosures are open on one end and are acid-free and 
unbuffered to provide acceptable archival storage for all historic 
photographic prints and negatives except cellulose nitrate 
negatives. Recommended only when space is at a premium and 
minimum thickness of the envelope is required. (In general, 4-fold 
photo enclosures as shown on the next page provide the best 
protection. However, they are thicker.) Buffered enclosures 
should be used with cellulose nitrate negatives . The Curatorial 
Services Division can provide source information on buffered 
enclosures. 




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Archival Folding Type Photo Enclosures, 4- fold (4 sizes) 



4-1/16"H 
5-1/16"H 
8-1/16"H 



5-1/16" W 
7-1/16" W 
10-1/16"W 



[A05] 
[A06] 
[A07] 



These enclosures are made of unbuffered alpha cellulose (high 
purity) paper. They have four flaps that fold in, enclosing the 
photograph, thus preventing it from inadvertently slipping out. 
The enclosure also prevents possible scratching of the surface 
when placing it into or removing it from a sleeve type envelope. 
The extra flaps create an extra thickness per envelope and are not 
recommended when storage space is limited. Suitable for all 
photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, and slides except 
cellulose nitrate negatives. 



Polyester (Mylar®) Envelopes (4 sizes) 



4" 


H 


X 


5" W 


[A53] 


5" 


H 


x 


7" W 


[A54] 


8" 


H 


X 


10"W 


[A55] 


11 


"H 


X 


14"W 


[A56] 



Made of clear, chemically inert, plastic. Available in the same 
sizes as the photo enclosures. These envelopes are of sleeve-type 
construction. These non-reactive Mylar envelopes are 
recommended for storing fragile paper documents and 
photographic prints that require frequent viewing. Do not use 
with photographic materials when the humidity of the storage 
space is not under good control. 




Foil-lined Envelopes (2 sizes) 



Large size 


12" H 


x 15" 


W 


[A26] 


Small size 


4 3 /4 M H 


x 6 1 /*' 


W 


[A52] 



These paper-and-foil enclosures are used to contain cellulose 
nitrate negatives after the negatives are placed in buffered photo 
enclosures. The foil-lined envelopes are heat sealed with a plastic 
sealer or tacking iron and then placed in document boxes for cold 
freezer storage. Not for use in cool refrigerator storage . 



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Document Envelopes, Buffered (3 sizes) 



6" H 


X 


9" W 


[A08] 


9" H 


X 


12"W 


[A09] 


11V2"H 


X 


15"W 


[A 10] 




Envelopes with an opening and a flap on one side and a seam 
down the center of the envelope for storage of archival paper 
documents. Made of acid-free, buffered paper; not to be used 
with photographic materials or blueprints because the center seam 
can compress the photograph's emulsion surface and the buffering 
can be incompatible . 



Archival Map Folders (4 sizes) 

16"W x 20L 24"W x 36L 

20"W x 24"L 36"W x 48"L 

These large, heavy-stock folders may be used with maps or other large documents or 
photographs in print boxes or map cases. Blueprints should be covered front and back in a 
sleeve or folder of Mylar before being placed in buffered folders . 

Although Curatorial Services Division does not stock these because their large size prevents 
shipment through the mail, source information is available from Curatorial Services Division to 
facilitate their direct purchase by parks. 



Rare Document Folder [A 13] 

9"H x 11%"W 

Acid-free and buffered enclosure with folding flaps and a heavy 
card-stock cover that gives full containment and extra physical 
protection for extremely rare, fragile, or sensitive paper 
documents. Do not use on blueprints . 



Archival Interleaving Paper (3 sizes) 

11"W x 14"L [A36] 
16"W x 20"L [A37] 
20"W x 24"L [A38] 

Acid-free and buffered 20 lb. bond paper used to separate paper documents and artwork within 
print boxes. Do not use on blueprints, cyanotypes, or color photographic negatives, prints, or 
transparencies . 



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Polyester Film (Mylar®) [A57] 

A clear, flexible, chemically inert plastic used to encapsulate 
documents by joining sheets with double-faced tape around the 
edges. Ideal for documents that need physical support. An 
additional advantage is that the document may be viewed from 
both sides without directly touching it. It is available in 36" width 
rolls that are 25' long. Curatorial Services Division does not stock 
Mylar in sheets, but can provide source data to parks wishing to 
place their own orders. NOTE: Do not routinely encapsulate 
clippings; instead photocopy onto acid-free paper. 




Double-faced Tape [A49] 

A special tape made with acrylic adhesive that is used to join 
pieces of mylar when encapsulating historic documents. Roll is 
%" wide and 36 yards long. 




Polyethylene Looseleaf Slide, Film Strip, and Photo Pages 

2" x 2" slides [A41] 

35mm film strip [A40] 

4" x 5" photos [A42] 

5" x 7" photos [A43] 

8 1 /2"W x 1 1"H inert plastic pages designed with pockets for 
holding various sizes of photographic materials in a looseleaf 
binder format. Unit of Issue: Box of 100 pages. 
NOTE: Do not use yellowed polyethylene pages— instead return 
such items to the source as they may be contaminated with 
damaging chemicals. 




Acid- free Tissue (Buffered and Unbuffered) 

Buffered Tissue [A11] 
Unbuffered Tissue [A12] 

Buffered tissue in 20"W x 30"L sheets is used to give three-dimensional form to garments of 
cotton and other plant-derived fabrics. Good general purpose packing and lining material for 
wood and metal objects. 

Unbuffered tissue in 24"W x 36"L sheets is used with garments or objects made of animal- 
derived materials, i.e., wool, silk, leather, and horn. 



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Archival Copy Paper [A 39] 

8-1 /2"W x 1 1 "L sheets 

A 25% rag paper that is made fcr maximum permanence. Used for copying documents for long- 
term preservation. Unit of Issue: Package of 500 sheets (ream). 



Archival Photo Albums [A51] 

An archival-quality three-ring binder made to hold pages of acid- 
free and buffered paper or polyethylene pages. 



Interlocking Seal Plastic Bags [Ziplock 1 
(4 sizes) 




4" H x 4" W [A45] 

6" H x 6" W [A46] 

8" H x 8" W [A47] 

12"H x 12"W [A48] 






Bags made of clear, chemically inert polyethylene that have an interlocking seal closure. Used to 
contain archeological materials in archival boxes, as well as fragments of objects. 



Lab Pens [A 50] 

A pen with special permanent ink made for writing on polyester, 
polyethylene, and other plastics. 




Specimen Trays (7 sizes) 



1.8" 


W 


X 


2.925 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A28] 


2.925 


'W 


X 


3.625 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A29] 


3.625 


W 


X 


5.85" 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A30] 


5.85" 


W 


X 


7.25" 


L 


x 1.0'D 


[A31] 


7.25" 


W 


X 


11.7" 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A32] 


11.7" 


W 


X 


14.5" 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A33] 


5.85" 


W 


X 


29" 


L 


x 1.0"D 


[A34] 




Originally made of chipboard and covered with white chromium paper, these trays now are made 
of buffered, acid-free board covered with an archival white paper. These are the standard 
containers for holding artifacts while in storage. They are available in the modular system of 
sizes listed above, allowing a variety of different configurations to fit snugly within the drawers 
of NPS museum cabinets. 



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Archival Document Boxes (2 sizes) 



Letter 
Legal 



15 1 / 2 "L 



10y 2 "H 
10Y2"H 



5"D 
5"D 



[A 18] 
[A19] 



Made of acid-free and buffered board providing protection for 
documents placed in file folders. Internal capacity is five linear 
inches (or approximately 800 sheets). 




Archival Print Boxes (3 sizes) 

ir/2"W x 14 1 /2"L x 3"D [A20] 
16 1 /2 M W x 20 1 /2"L x 3"D [A21] 
20 1 /2"W x 24 1 /2"L x 3"D [A22] 

These drop-front boxes are made of acid-free, buffered board and 
are designed for flat storage of unframed artwork, prints, larger 
photographs and documents. A box will hold up to 350 sheets, 
depending upon whether they are sleeved, matted, or foldered. 




Archival Photo Enclosure Boxes (3 sizes) 



4'H x 5'L 
5"H x 7"L 
8"H x 10"L 



x 2 1 /2"D [A23] 
x 2 1 /2 M D [A24] 
x 4" D [A25] 



Boxes of acid-free and buffered board made to contain 
photographic enclosures and Mylar envelopes listed 
earlier in this section. The capacity depends upon the 
photographic process and how they are housed, but would 
range between 50-200 images. 




Textile Storage Box 

22"W x 28"L x 5"D [A27] 

Made of acid-free, buffered board with a full telescopic lid. This 
box will fit within a standard cabinet but is strong enough for 
stacking on open shelving. It is a good storage container for 
smaller textiles and also is a chemically safe, general purpose 
container for most light-weight artifacts. The manufacturer can 
provide custom sizes to parks placing special orders. 




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Archival Record Storage Box [A44] 

10"H x 12"W x 15"L 

Acid-free and buffered corrugated fiberboard box with separate 
telescoping lid used to store documents in folders. The capacity 
is nominally one cu. ft. or about 2000 pages. 



Plastic Artifact Storage Box [A58] 

10"H x 12"W x 15"D 

Chemically inert corrugated polyethylene box with separate telescoping lid used for storage of 
archeological materials. A heavy duty box that will not deteriorate if accidentally exposed to 
moist conditions. 



Special Boxes, Envelopes, Folders, etc. can be custom made by many manufacturers. If 
you have special requirements, the Curatorial Services Division can direct you to sources 
for special containers. 



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IV. SPECIALTY CURATORIAL ITEMS 



White Cotton Gloves [C23] 

100% cotton gloves worn when handling metal and paper artifacts. Gloves prevent acid and 
salts on the hand from contaminating metal artifacts. Stocked only in large size. Unit of Issue: 
Pair. NOTE: These gloves may be washed and reused. 



White Cotton Sure-Grip Gloves [G18] 

Cotton gloves with vinyl dots covering the gripping surface to provide a secure grip for use when 
handling objects with highly polished surfaces. Also provides the same benefits as provided by 
regular white cotton gloves. Stocked only in large size. Unit of Issue: Pair. 
NOTE: These gloves miy be washed and reused. 



Latex Gloves [M31] 

Thin latex rubber surgical-style gloves for use when handling conservation chemicals, objects 
with surfaces that would snag cotton gloves, and natural history specimens that may be treated 
with poisonous chemicals. Latex provides a secure grip and will not allow chemicals to contact 
the skin. One size fits all. Unit of Issue: Pair. 



Dust Cover Cloth [GO 3] 

Cotton and/or polyester cloth in 40-yard length, 36" wide bolts. Used to make dust covers for 
steel shelving or for individual objects and furnishings. 



Plastic Screen 

A section of nylon mesh screen is to be used when vacuuming textile objects in a park 
collection, after consultation with the Regional Curator and a conservator. This screen material 
is found in most hardware stores as plastic screen for screen doors and windows. The edges 
should be taped to prevent screen from catching on fabric being cleaned. Make sure the tape 
adhesive is not exposed to prevent it from contacting museum objects. 



Polyethylene Sheeting 

Clear plastic sheet in 4-6 mil thickness used to fabricate dust covers. Available at local building 
materials suppliers in a variety of widths, lengths, and thicknesses, or from GSA in 10' and 16' 
wide rolls, 100' in length. 



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Furniture Paste Wax 

Butchers Wax IG12) 
Staples Wax IG111 

A blend of synthetic and natural waxes for furniture care. Use Butchers wax for light colored 
woods, and Staples wax for dark colored woods. (See Conserve Gram 7/2 , "Waxing Furniture 
and Wooden Objects".) 



Respirators [M19] 

Equipped with NIOSH approved organic vapor cartridges (filters) to 
protect personnel from fumes when handling chemicals used in 
curation (e.g., lacquer in confined spaces or when using 
conservation solvents and cleaners). Use of the respirator should 
be in accordance with Loss Control Management Guideline 
(NPS-50), Chapter 32, and the Museum Handbook , Part I, 
Chapter 1 1 . 

NOTE: The cartridges (filters) supplied with the respirator only provide protection against organic 
vapors. Park staff requiring protection against other kinds of hazardous agents (e.g.. Hantavirus 
and asbestos) need to order approved NIOSH cartridges for those specific agents. 



Vacuum Cleaner 

A vacuum with variable suction capability is required for general curatorial housekeeping and/or 
cleaning of textiles. The park will need to match an appropriate style and brand to collection 
needs. The Electrolux® Classic and Eureka "mighty mite®" both have variable suction and have 
proven successful for museum use. Other styles may be appropriate for the individual park's 
needs. A backpack vacuum or vacuum with bumper pads may be appropriate for a park with 
furnished historic structures. A water filtered style for parks with extreme dust problems or a 
computer keyboard vacuum for small exhibits may prove useful as well. Specialized vacuums 
equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and activated carbon filters are available for 
special applications requiring collection of the very finest dust particles. Vacuums are generally 
on Federal Supply Schedule. 



Dusting Brushes 

Small 9" brush [GSA NSN #8020-00-409-3000] ^ 

Large 14" brush [GSA NSN #7920-00-291-5812] ^^& 

Large 14" brush with soft 2" horsehair bristles and wooden 
handle; small 9" brush with extremely soft 1" squirrel bristles. 
Both brushes can be purchased from GSA. Used to remove dust 
from furnishings and objects. Do not use with paintings, pastels, 
gilded frames, and objects with flaking or unstable surfaces. 



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Tag. Acid- free [A 59] 

Rectangular 1 y2 n W x 3"L acid-free paper tag for attaching to objects. Used for temporary 
marking of objects during the accessioning process. 



Tag. Tyvek [G02] 

Rectangular 2-1 /8"W x 4%"L tag made of inert, spun-bond polyethylene. Used as an auxiliary 
marking method when applying catalog numbers to large objects that may be exposed to the 
weather. 



Polyethylene Drawer Liners [G06] 

1/4" thick pads cut to the inside dimensions of a standard cabinet drawer. They are made of a 
chemically inert, closed-cell polyethylene foam that will cushion artifacts from contact with metal 
drawers and shelves, and protect metal drawers and shelves from scratching by heavy artifacts, 
such as rock specimens and metal objects. They also can be used for cavity packing to prevent 
objects from sliding in trays. Closed-cell polyethylene will not absorb water. Unit of Issue: Box 
of 25. 



Sash Lock [G07] 

The lift-off doors on older standard museum cabinets in parks 
often lack a locking device. Installing a keyed sash lock adds 
security for these cabinets. Fits all cabinets in NPS modular-size 
system. Also available from local hardware stores and locksmiths. 




Retrofit Gasket Seal Kit [G17] 

Many older specimen cabinets may be in good condition, 
but have a pressure-sensitive polyurethane gasket seal. 
These gaskets deteriorate over a period of time and need 
replacement. This kit uses a more stable synthetic gasket 
that is mechanically attached using a pop riveting tool. 
The replacement cabinet gasket is expected to last the life 
of the cabinet. (See NPS Conserve Gram 4/3 , "Installing 
the Retrofit Gasket Kit.") 




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Appliance Rollers [G08] 

Museum cabinets may be placed on these plastic multi-wheeled 
platforms (a set of two per cabinet) to allow the cabinets to be 
moved for periodic cleaning of the area and also to raise the 
cabinets off of the floor a minimum of two inches. A set of rollers 
has the capacity to hold two fully loaded, stacked standard 
cabinets. 



Cabinet Platforms 

Cabinets should be raised on platforms or casters off the floor at least 6" to allow cleaning 
underneath and monitoring for pests. Elevating cabinets also will reduce damage to cabinets and 
contents if flooding should occur. Platforms can be constructed of wood or metal. Most 
manufacturers of museum cabinets make adjustable metal platforms, which are offered with 
caster wheels as an available option. The Curatorial Services Division can provide source 
information for purchasing metal platforms or drawings for constructing wooden platforms. 
NOTE: Care must be exercised when moving cabinets that are stacked two-high on casters or 
appliance rollers in order to prevent pushing over the top cabinet. 



Conservation Supplies 

Consult with NPS conservators and the Regional Curator for proper use of and sources for 
conservation supplies such as: solvents, polishes, cleansers, surface coatings, detergents, etc. 



Museum Handbooks and Manuals 

- Museum Handbook . Part I: Museum Collections, with binder [F44] 

- Museum Handbook , Part II: Museum Records, with binder [F42] 

- Museum Handbook , Part II: Museum Records, Appendix H, Natural History and the Hierarchical 
Classification Outline, with binder [F59] 

- Museum Handbook . Part III: Use of Collections, with binder [F61] (Available 1995) 

- Automated National Catalog System Manual , with binder [F46] 

- Conserve Grams series, with binder [F40] 

- Tools of the Trade [G05] 

- The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert 
G. Chenhall's System for Cataloging Man-Made Objects) by James R. Blackaby, Patricia 
Greeno, and the Nomenclature Committee (AASLH Press), 1988. NOTE: Supply is limited. 
[F37] 



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Pinning Trays, Cornell type (4 sizes) 



1-1/8" 


W 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


[N14] 


1-13/16 


"W 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


[N13] 


3-5/8" 


W 


x 4-3/8" L 


X 


1-5/8'H 


[N12] 


4-3/4" 


W 


x 7-5/16"L 


X 


1-5/8"H 


[N11] 




Constructed of .05" thick cardboard and covered with acid-free 
white chrome paper. On the inside bottom is a rigid polyethylene 
foam liner to mount pinned insects. 



Insect Pins (4 sizes) 



Size 


000 


[N20] 


Size 


1 


[N21] 


Size 


4 


[N22] 


Size 


6 


[N23] 



Stainless steel pins for mounting insects. Unit of Issue: Package of 100. 



Insect Pinning Block [N24] 

Wooden block used to position insects and labels the appropriate 
distance from top of pin, before they are put in pinning trays. 



Spreading Boards [N25] 

Used to spread winged insect for drying in the correct position; 
wooden. 



Herbarium Portfolio [N26] 

Used when plant collection is too small to warrant a herbarium 
cabinet. It holds up to 60 1 1 V 2 "W x 16y2"L mounting sheets. 






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Plant Press [NO 1] 

Consists of pressboard, wood frame, and cloth webbing straps; 
measures 12"W x 19"L. Used to press and dry plant specimens. 



Drier [N28] 

Non-archival 12"W x 19"L blotting paper (component of plant press). 

Ventilator [N27] 

Non-archival 12"W x 19"L corrugated cardboard sheets {component of plant press). 

Mounting Sheets [N02] 

An 1 1 Vi"\N x 16V2"L sheet of white, acid-free and buffered paper stock used to mount plant 
specimens. 

Herbarium Adhesive [NO 5] 

A polyvinylacetate glue used to affix plant specimens onto mounting sheets (4 oz.). 

Herbarium Mounting Tape [N06] 

A white cloth tape with water activated adhesive used to affix plant specimens onto mounting 
sheets. 

Herbarium Folder [N03J 

A folder measuring 16-5/8"L x 12"W, when folded; made of acid-free and buffered heavy-stock 
paper; will hold up to 100 mounting sheets with specimens. 



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Herbarium Fragment Folder [N04] 

An acid-free and buffered paper enclosure used to contain plant 
specimen fragments. Affixes to the mounting sheet where the 
specimen itself is mounted. 



Specimen Vials (3 sizes) 

1 dram [N07] 
4 dram [N08] 
8 dram [N09] 

Flint glass vials are suitable for containing small insects, beads, etc. 



Specimen Jars 

Jars are used to contain wet specimens of vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants in an alcohol 
solution. Curatorial Services Division can provide source information on flint or borosilicate glass 
jars with glass spring clip lids in varied sizes. 



Hydrometer [N29] 

A calibrated glass tube filled with lead shot used to determine the 
specific gravity of alcohol solutions for the preservation of wet 
specimens. 




Porcelain Streak Plate 

Used to identify and determine characteristics of mineral specimens. 



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Natural History Labels 

Illustrations of and instructions for completing these labels are provided in Museum Handbook , 
Part II: Museum Records. Unit of Issue for all labels is 50 except for Form 10-509, which is 
1,000. 

Form 10-500 Wet Specimen Labels [F17] 

Form 10-501 Vertebrate Labels [F18J 

Form 10 502 Skull Vial or Box Label [F19J 

Form 10-503 Invertebrate Specimen Label (Large) IF20I 

Form 10 504 Geology Label [F21] 

Form 10-505 Paleontology Label [F22] 

Form 10-506 Wet Plant Label [F23] 

Form 10-507 Invertebrate Label (Small! [F24] 

Form 10 508 Egg Box Label [F25] 

Form 10-509 Insect Label [F26] 

Form 10-510 Annotation Label [F27] 

Form 10-511 Mineral Label [F28] 

Form 10-512 Herbarium Label [F29] 



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VI. MUSEUM CABINETS, SHELVING, AND STORAGE RACKS 



Probably the single most effective action that can be taken to preserve a collection is to store it 
in specialized museum storage equipment. Specialized museum cabinets have synthetic gaskets 
that create an interior microenvironment which buffers temperature and relative humidity 
fluctuations, prevents insect and vermin infestations, and prevents damage caused by light, dust 
and pollutants. A locked cabinet also will provide the contents some degree of security. 
Shelving units are used to store objects too large or heavy to fit within museum storage 
cabinets. Special racks will accommodate hard-to-store objects. The Curatorial Services Division 
does not stock cabinets and racks but can provide source data for ordering. 

The first three cabinets listed here are the primary cabinets of the National Park Service and form 
a modular system that allows easy and efficient organization of storage space. (See NPS 
Conserve Gram 4/1 , "Museum Storage Cabinets.") 



Standard Museum Cabinet 



36-7/8" H x 29" W x 32" D 

A steel, heavy-duty, general purpose artifact storage 
cabinet equipped with a lift-off, swing-type door. The 
swing door has a keyed lock in the handle. A synthetic 
gasket creates a protective microenvironment within the 
interior. It's maximum capacity is 16 drawers (measuring 
1-7/8" H x 24-15/16" W x 30" D). Maximum weight 
capacity per drawer is 50 pounds. Cabinets can be 
stacked two high. 




Doublewide Museum Cabinet 



36-7/8" H x 58" W x 32" D 



A steel, heavy-duty, general purpose artifact storage 
cabinet twice the width of a standard cabinet. It is 
designed for flat storage of lighter, larger artifacts such as 
garments, textiles, study skins, and ethnographic 
materials. It has double lift-off, swing-type doors and a 
locking mechanism in one handle. The gasket is the same 
as in the standard cabinet. Its capacity is 16 drawers 
(measuring 1-7/8" H x 52-3/4" W x 30" D). The weight 
limit per drawer is 50 pounds. Cabinets can be stacked 
two high. Do not stack two standard cabinets on a 
doublewide cabinet because the weight of standard 
cabinets can deform the doublewide. However, a 
doublewide can be stacked on two standard cabinets. 




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Wardrobe Museum Cabinet 

73-3/4" H x 58" W x 32" D 

A steel cabinet the size of four standard cabinets stacked 
two on two. It is designed to store garments having 
enough structural strength to be hung on padded hangers. 
A microenvironment is created using a synthetic gasket. 
The cabinet comes with a hat shelf and closet rod. The 
large open interior can be adapted by using racks to store 
rolled textiles. Some manufacturers make these cabinets 
with stock racks, shelves, and drawers for greater 
flexibility in utilizing the interior. 



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Visual Storage Case (3 sizes) 

84" H x 39 y 2 " W x 16-5/8" D 
84" H x 39y2 M W x 22-5/8" D 
84" H x 5V/2"W x 22-5/8" D 

This cabinet is used to store inorganic objects significant enough 
to justify visual storage. Objects can be exhibited and stored 
safely at the same time. The cabinet has lift-off swing double 
doors with locking handles. It has six adjustable shelves. The 
four viewing panels in the doors may be made of either ultra-violet 
light filtering Plexiglas® or safety glass. A cabinet with UV 
filtering Plexiglas can be used for rare book storage. When visible 
light and UV radiation conditions are appropriate, the cabinet can 
be used to store organic objects, such as baskets, hats, and 
headdresses. 




Entomology Cabinet (2 sizes) 



42-3/4" H 
84-1/8" H 



23-3/16" W 
23-3/16" W 



20-1/3" D 
20-1/3" D 



The 42-3/4" H steel unit has 12 drawers on glides. The 
84-1/8" H steel unit has 24 drawers on glides. Both have 
a gasket, a locking door handle, and label holder on the 
door. Both use Cornell-style drawers, that hold insect 
pinning trays in a system of modular sizes. 




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Herbarium Cabinet (2 sizes) 



40" H 
84-1/8" H 



25-5/32" W 
25-5/32" W 



18-25/32" D 
18-25/32" D 



The 40" H cabinet has 12 compartments. The 84-1/8" H 
cabinet has 26 compartments. This steel single-door 
cabinet has a gasket, locking door handle, and label holder 
on the door. 



Map and Plan Filing Cabinet 

53-3/4" W x 41-7/16" D (Height according to the 
number of 5-drawer units) 

A steel cabinet with large, flat storage drawers obtained 
through GSA or commercial vendors. It comes in three 
sizes, but the largest size is generally recommended. The 
height varies with the number of units that are stacked. 
Each five-drawer unit measures approximately 15-3/8" H. 
The cabinet comes in multiples of five drawer units, a 
base, and a top, and can be used for storing large historic 
maps, prints, and documents. The cabinet should have 
metal, not plastic, ball bearings. 

For proper protection the items should be placed in acid-free map folders before storing in the 
cabinet. Map cabinets have drawer flaps to hold down contents when the drawer is opened or 
closed. Cabinets of recent manufacture may have flaps that are made of vinyl or vinylized 
canvas. The vinyl may be polyvinyl chloride, which can harm objects. Contact the Curatorial 
Services Division for further instructions if vinyl flaps are encountered in new or existing 
cabinets. Blueprints should be stored separately from other collection objects because of the 
potential for them to off-gas harmful vapors . 

Do not stack more than three 5-drawer units together. Stacking more can lead to collapse of the 
lower units. Also be certain the floor can support these cabinets before using any of them. 




Large Flat Storage Cabinet 

Source data is available for a company that custom builds a counter-height cabinet with drawer 
sizes up to 10' W x 5' D for storage of oversized historic maps, blueprints, etc. 



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GSA Utility Cabinet 

78" H x 36" W x 18" D 

A metal cabinet with six adjustable shelves for storing 
museum supplies. FSN 7125-00-269-8534. 



Gun Cabinet 



80" H x 30" W x 24-1/2" D 

A high security heavy-duty steel gun cabinet with a vault 
door that provides high security for valuable firearms 
collections. The door has a combination lock. The cabinet 
holds long-arms measuring up to 78" in length on special 
NPS Plexiglas® museum gun assemblies that have 17 gun 
and 30 gun capacities. The 17 gun capacity assembly 
supports the gun at the stock buttplate and separates the 
gun barrels. The 30 gun assembly provides support and 
separation only of the gun barrels, not of the butts. 



Insulated (Fire-Resistive) Filing Cabinet (2 sizes) 



28-7/8" H 
55-1/4" H 



20-3/4" W 
20-3/4" W 



32-15/16" D 
32-15/16" D 



The 28-7/8" H cabinet has two drawers; the 55-1/4" H 
cabinet has four drawers. This insulated metal cabinet 
with a high security combination or keyed lock carries an 
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) rating of (350°F-1 hour). 
This cabinet is required to house the park's museum 
records. Highly valuable documents and photograph 
collections may also be stored within but archival boxes, 
not insulated cabinets, are recommended for general 
archival storage. For further information, see "Filing 
Cabinets and Safes for Protection of Paper Records, 
Computer Media, and Photographic Records from Fire" by 
John E. Hunter, CRM Bulletin Supplement, Vol. 16, No. 5, 
1993. 8 pp. 






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Media Safe, File, and Insert 



Typical dimensions: 



Safe 59" 


H 


x 24" W x 28-3/4' 


D 


File 53-9/16" 


H 


x 19-5/8" W x 31" 


D 


Insert 5-7/8" 


H 


x 10-3/4" W x 17" 


D 



UL-rated (125°F - 1 hour) containers for the protection of plastic-base magnetic media (computer 
tapes/disks and audio/videotapes) against damage by fire. These containers are required for 
housing computer diskettes and tapes produced during the record keeping process. These 
containers may also be used to hold photographic negatives and slides. For further details and 
illustrations, see the article cited above. 



Art Storage Racks 



There are a number of brands of racks for storing framed 
artwork that vary in cost, capacity, and complexity. 
Advice on selecting the most appropriate racks is 
available. 



Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) Steel Shelving Units 




Available in a variety of sizes ranging from 75" H x 24" W 
x 12" D up to 147" H x 48" W x 36" D; can hold up to 
1 200 pounds per shelf. This type of shelving is used for 
storing artifacts too large or heavy to fit within specimen 
cabinets. 



UNICOR Pallet Racks 




A heavy-duty rack with heights up to 14' and widths of 4' 
to 16'; depths of 36" and 48". Used to store extremely 
large and heavy objects. Shelves can support weights up 
to 20,000 pounds. 




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Wire Shelving 

A heavy-gauge, chrome plated carbon or stainless steel 
wire rack ranging in size from 24" W x 14" D up to 72" W 
x 24" D. Rack heights vary from 14V2" up to 86-5/8". 
This versatile shelving system can be used to house 
archival materials in document and print boxes. Casters 
are available when movable shelves are desired. 



Slotted Angle Racks 

These racks are constructed using Dexion® or other slotted 
metal angle that can be custom cut by the user. This 
angle allows special configurations and construction of 
racks for extra large artifacts or for fitting racks within 
specific space requirements. Steel shelves are available 
from the manufacturers or users can custom make shelves 
of plywood coated with a two-component epoxy paint. 



Compacting (Moveable- Aisle) System 




Moveable hand-operated, mechanical-assisted or electrically-operated carriages for museum 
cabinets or shelving units that can be compressed to eliminate aisles between carriages. Space 
for only one aisle is needed to access any carriage. 



Specialized Storage Structure 



A prefabricated building system of superinsulated, foam 

core, metal-sheathed panels which can be assembled 

inside of a building or outside on a concrete pad to create 

a collection storage facility that is economical to 

construct, efficient to operate and effective in creating 

appropriate environmental conditions. The system uses 

components as illustrated to quickly create a storage area. 

A building can be fitted with utilities and HVAC systems. 

When erected outside, a roof must be used for weather 

resistance. The manufacturer is on a Federal Supply 

Schedule contract and offers a GSA price that is 

approximately half of the retail price. The usable life of a building is expected to exceed 

25 years, though formal longevity tests have not been conducted. 




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Special Racks 

The Curatorial Services Division has designed wooden and metal racks to meet specific storage 
needs and can provide drawings to illustrate solutions for problem storage situations, such as 
boat and cannon ball cradles and racks for bed frames and doors. 



Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinet 

Available in a variety of sizes from 22" H x 17" W x 17" D to 
67" H x 34" W x 34" D. Designed to comply with Occupation 
Safety and Health Administration requirements (29 CFR 
1910.106d) and National Fire Protection Association 
specifications for safety of staff and property. Recommended for 
storage of flammable or corrosive curatorial cleaning supplies and 
conservation solvents outside collection storage areas. The 
cabinet should be vented to the outside according to instructions 
provided with the cabinet. 




NOTE: The equipment listed in this section is in general use throughout the National Park 
Service. However, many manufacturers will build additional types of specialized equipment to 
NPS specifications. If a park has special storage needs, contact the Regional Curator. The 
Curatorial Services Division can provide technical assistance in finding sources to meet specific 
requirements. 



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VII. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND CONTROL APPARATUS 



A beneficial environment contributes to the preservation of museum objects. In order for parks 
to accurately monitor conditions of relative humidity (RH), temperature, light, biological pests, 
and air pollutants, the Curatorial Services Division can provide inexpensive instruments, and loan 
or provide vendor information for more expensive monitoring devices. The Regional Curator also 
may have monitoring instruments for loan. Only the items listed with stock numbers in this 
section are available from Curatorial Services Division. 



Humidity Indicator Strips [M16] 

A AY*" x 1 Vi" paper strip with cobalt-choride blotter segments 
that change color to indicate RH. These strips are an economical, 
reasonably accurate means of monitoring RH in special enclosures, 
exhibit cases, and museums cabinets. 



Hygrometer [M02] 

A dial instrument that indicates RH. Can be calibrated. Used in 
storage and exhibit areas when a hygrothermograph is unavailable. 
A hygrometer is not a recording instrument; therefore, a written 
log of periodic observations must be maintained to create a record 
of conditions. Use the 2" diameter hygrometer in exhibit cases 
and the 4" in storage areas. 



Thermo-Hygrometer 2 " 

A dial instrument that indicates both RH and temperature. Can be 
calibrated. Requires a written log of observation. Used in exhibit 
cases. Available for loan only. 




Thermo-Hygrometer, Electronic (Maximum/minimum) [M0 1] 

A battery operated electronic instrument used to measure air 
temperature and RH. Readings need to be recorded manually. 
Generally is hung on a wall. 




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Data-Logger 

A small battery powered device that electronically 
measures and records RH and temperature for periods of 
up to one year. Data then is downloaded into a computer 
via a special cable where a program analyzes the data and 
produces illustrative charts. Also can be fitted to record 
light levels. (See NPS Conserve Gram 3/3 , "Datalogger 
Applications in Monitoring the Museum Environment" for 
additional information.) Available for loan only. 




Hygrothermograph 

An instrument for monitoring temperature and RH. Records 
conditions for periods of one week or one month on a rotating 
chart driven by either a spring wound or battery-operated clock. 
The size and color of the instruments vary with manufacturer, but 
a typical size is 12" H x 14" W x 6" D. Charts listed below. 
Available for loan only. 




Hygrothermograph Pen Points 



Felt Tip 
Metal 



[M29] 
[M26] 



Used to replace points that are damaged or worn out. 
ink; felt points come pre-inked. 



Metal points require hygrothermograph 



Hygrothermograph Ink [M 17] 

A special purple ink that is deliquescent (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air and does not dry out 
as quickly as regular drawing ink). Used only in metal pen points. 



Hygrothermograph Charts 



Belfort Charts [Ml 4] 

Weather Measure Charts [M15] 
Sierra Misco (7 Day) [M22] 

Sierra Misco (30 Day) [M23] 



Qualimetrics Charts (Model 5020-A) 

7 Day Chart #50202 [M32] 

31 Day Chart #50208 [M33] 

Cole-Parmer 7 Day [M27] 

Cole-Parmer 32 Day [M28] 



Curatorial Services Division stocks charts for hygrothermographs manufactured by Belfort, 
Qualimetrics (Weather Measure), Sierra Misco, and Cole-Parmer. 



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Sling Psychrometer [M04] 

This instrument had two thermometers, one of which is covered 
with a cloth wick (wet bulb). After the wick is wetted and the 
instrument whirled for an appropriate period of time, a comparison 
of the web bulb temperature and the temperature of the dry 
thermometer (using a chart supplied with the instrument) will give 
an accurate determination of the RH. Psychrometers are used to 
calibrate hygrometers and hygrothermographs. 




Aspirated Psychrometer (battery powered) 

Similar to sling psychrometer, with wet and dry bulb 
thermometers. A battery powered fan regulates the air 
flow accross the wet bulb, thereby reducing errors that 
can occur with the sling psychrometer. Curatorial Services 
Division can provide source information to purchase this 
device. Sometimes available for loan. 




Psychrometer Wick [Ml 8] 



Cotton cloth wick material used to replace soiled wicks on both types of psychrometers. 
with cotton thread from the catalog kit. Unit of Issue: One linear foot. 



Affixed 



Electronic Thermo-Hygrometers, Portable 

RH and temperature determining devices that sense RH by 
changes in an electric current and temperature by use of a 
thermistor. Very accurate means of determining RH. Each 
Regional Curator has a Humichek® hygrometer that can be loaned 
to parks for precise calibration of their RH-sensing instruments. 
Several brands and models may be available on loan from 
Curatorial Services. 




Visible Light (Footcandle or Lux) Meter 

Used to determine light levels within storage and exhibit areas. 
These instruments employ an electronically-enhanced photo- 
voltaic cell that indicates light levels with digital or analog 
readouts. Some read only in footcandles and some read in both 
footcandles and lux. Available on loan only. 




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UV Monitor 

This low-range (0-100 /;W/I) model is used to determine 
levels of ultraviolet radiation falling on objects in storage or 
exhibit areas. Used in conjunction with a visible light 
meter. Requires a minimum of 50 lux or 5 footcandles of 
visible light to function properly. 



Dehumidifier 

Portable dehumidifiers use a refrigerant or dessicant system to remove moisture from the air. 
They have an ajustable humidistat for regulating the level of humidity and come in various sizes 
and capacities. Curatorial Services Division can provide source information. 



Humidifier 

Portable humidifiers add moisture to an area by blowing air through a moist pad on a rotating 
drum. They have an adjustable humidistat and come in various sizes and capacities. Atomizing 
humidifiers should not be used because they emit a mist containing any impurities found in the 
water. Curatorial Services Division can provide source information. 



Air Purifiers 

19-5/8" H x 25-1/8" W x 12 1 /2 U D 

Portable 120-volt plug-in devices that use high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to clean air 
of particles down to .3 microns (.0000003 meters) in size. The units have activated-carbon 
filters to remove gaseous pollutants such as S0 2 , H 2 S, and NOx. Electrostatic precipitator air 
purifiers are not recommended because they can emit high concentrations of damaging ozone. 
The Curatorial Services Division can provide source information or loan of this device. 



Filter Sleeves for Fluorescent Lights [M10] 

Special sleeves that fit over fluorescent lamps to filter out 
97-99% of damaging ultraviolet radiation. Made of flexible 
polyester plastic that can be wrapped around the lamp. 
They can be cut to fit shorter length lamps. Also on the 
market are rigid UV filtering acrylic plastic sleeves that can 
be slipped over lamps. They are more expensive and remove 
only 92% UV, but do last longer. They are not available 
from the Curatorial Services Division, but CSD can provide 
source information. 




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Solar Control Window Coverings 

Clear Film ( < 1 0% light reduction) [M 1 1 ] 
Light Tint Film (50% light reduction) [M12] 
Dark Tint Film (80% light reduction) [M13] 

Special window films are available to filter out ultraviolet light and varying amounts of visible 
light. Such filters are generally made of polyester plastic and are attached by a pressure 
sensitive adhesive backing. Rolls are 60" wide and 25' long. Although not stocked by the 
Curatorial Services Division, ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas® and Lexan® rigid plastic sheet also may 
be used to filter light coming through windows. Installation and maintenance instructions 
accompanies film supplied by Curatorial Services Division. 



Insect and Pest Trap [M25] 

The insect trap is a small open-ended cardboard box containing a 
sticky adhesive. Used to monitor for insect pests in the museum. 




Silica Gel 



1 unit bag, .057 pound. 3" x 6" 
4 unit bag. .229 pound, 5" x W [M07] 

16 unit bag, .916 pound. 9V2" x 4-3/4" [M08] 
Indicating Gel fMnqi 



[M06] 
[M07] 



[M09] 

This inert chemical is used in storage or exhibit situations for conditioning confined spaces to a 
specific RH or to remove moisture from the space. Available in bags of various quantities; can 
be reactivated by heating in an oven according to instructions on the bag. Indicating silica gel is 
provided with bags of regular gel. The indicating gel will turn pink when the gel needs to be 
reactivated and blue when reactivation is complete. 



Silver Protector Strips ™ [M05] 

2" x 7" paper strips impregnated with activated carbon. 
When sealed in bags with silver objects, the strips will 
prevent tarnish. 




NOTE: The Curatorial Services Division can lend hygrothermographs, 2" thermo-hygrometers, 
data-loggers, light meters, UV monitors, and air purifiers, for time periods ranging from one 
month to one year. Regional Curators also have instruments for loan. If a park has special 
applications or problems with environmental monitoring or control, the Curatorial Services 
Division can provide technical advice and source data for equipment that may help solve 
environmental problems. 



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VIM. PACKING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS 



There are a variety of materials available on the market to wrap, cushion and contain objects for 
shipment. The materials recommended in the Museum Handbook , Part I for packing museum 
objects are listed below. Although the CSD does not supply most of these packing materials to 
parks, we have provided a list of sources in the "How to Get Assistance" section of this catalog, 
to enable parks to make their own purchases. Most of these materials come in bulk quantities 
and a variety of sizes. The vendors should be contacted for sizes and pricing. Stock numbers 
are provided for the items that CSD does supply because they are also used for collection 
storage. NOTE: These products are not to be used for long-term storage. They are for 
temporary use only. 



Glassine Paper (Acid- free) 

A stiff, translucent glossy paper used to cover or wrap paintings, bottles with labels, books, and 
objects with friable, oily, or tacky surfaces. This paper resists sticking to surfaces. Do not use 
with photographic negatives, prints, transparencies or slides . 



Tyvek® 

A slick, smooth, microporous, opaque non-woven (spun-bond) polyethylene fabric used as an 
alternative to glassine. 



Nylon (Tightly woven fabric material) 

Used as a cover over foams serving as cushioning or forming object supports. Nylon should not 
be used in direct contact with objects . 



Tissue, Buffered Acid-Free [A11] 

Used to cover or wrap general museum objects including basketry, metals and textiles made of 
plant derived (cellulosic) materials. Do not use with photographs, blueprints, or objects made of 
animal derived (proteinaceous) materials, such as leather, silk, or wool . 



Tissue, Unbuffered Acid-Free [A 12] 

Used in the same way as buffered tissue, but specifically with photographs, blueprints, and 
leather, silk, wool, and other proteinaceous objects. 



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Mylar® 

A chemically inert, clear, stable synthetic plastic (polyester) sheet material used to contain and 
protect large paper objects and photographs. Because it develops an electrostatic charge, never 
use this material with charcoal or pastel works of art or with glass plate negatives or 
transparencies. 



Blanket Pads or Quilts 

Used to cover and cushion large sculpture and furniture. 

Folders, Acid-Free [Legal A 15, Letter A3 5] 

Used to cover and contain unframed prints, documents and photographs. 

Air Encapsulated Laminated Plastic Wrap (Air-Cap) 

Plastic (predominately polyethylene) wrap with bubbles of encapsulated air used to cushion 
objects and fill voids in packages. Bubble side of wrap should be faced away from the object - 
contact of objects with the bubbles could cause impressions to form on some objects. 

Expanded Polystyrene Foam "Peanuts " 

Use to fill voids in packages and as a cushioning material when packing small, lightweight 
objects. Works well as a general cushioning material when placed in polyethylene bags to form 
support pillows. 

Polyethylene Foam Sheets 

Lightweight, easily handled, versatile white foam that is chemically inert and has excellent shock 
absorption characteristics. Can be used to cushion objects, fill voids and form individual 
specialized supports. Foam is easily cut and can be joined using a heat gun, glue gun, or double 
faced tape. Available in a variety of densities, thicknesses, and textures. Ethafoam® and 
Volara® are examples of polyethylene foams that work very satisfactorily for object packing. 

Polyurethane Foam 

Foam has good thermal insulation characteristics and can be used to cushion objects and fill 
voids in packages. This foam is not chemically inert and should not be used with objects for 
extended periods of time. Foam will absorb moisture and may form toxic fumes if it catches on 
fire. 



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Boxes, Corrugated Fiber board 

Boxes come in variety of shapes, sizes and strengths to meet nearly all packing needs. 
Corrugated fiberboard is acidic and should not be used in direct contact with objects and should 
not be used to store objects for an extended period of time. 



Fome-Cor® 

Polystyrene foam sandwiched between two layers of clay-worked kraft liner board. Use as an 
inlay between prints and to stiffen packages of prints or photographs. 



Polyethylene Corrugated Board 

Inert, strong, waterproof, light-weight polyethylene board that can be used to fabricate special 
box sizes, serve as an inlay, interleaving, or stiffening sheet, and form bases for objects. 



Corrugated Fiberboard (Acid-free) 

An acid-free paperboard that is not waterproof but can otherwise serve the same functions as 
polyethylene corrugated board. 



Marvel Seal® 

Laminate of polyethylene, aluminum foil (for impermeability), and nylon (for puncture resistance) 
used as a box liner in order to construct containers with the capability to hold a microclimate. 



Tape, Cellophane 

Used to attach packing materials, not for closing outside of containers. Tape should not come in 
direct contact with objects . 



Tape, Masking 

Used in the same way as cellophane tape. 

Tape, Nylon Filament Strapping 

Use only for closing containers. Do not use to hold kraft exterior wrap of the container . 



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Tape, Pressure Sensitive Plastic Packing 

Sticks to a variety of surfaces and shapes, good for sealing box flaps. 

Tape, Twill 

Used to secure wrapped objects. May be used as a replacement for pressure sensitive plastic 
packing tape. Twill tape should be tight enough to secure the packing materials but not tight 
enough to cause a pressure break to the object. 

Tape, Kraft, Water-Activated 

Used for sealing containers and attaching kraft exterior wrap of container. 



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IX. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY SOURCES 



Equipment Sources 

This list includes equipment used to store museum objects, monitor the museum environment 
and control environmental conditions. At least one known source is given for each item. The 
park should purchase the needed equipment directly using established contracts or see the 
accompanying Vendor Address List for addresses of sources. Equipment purchases are made 
using park, region or WASO funds. 

Air Purifier, Portable 
Enviracaire 
Air Cleaning Specialists 

Cabinet, Flammable Liquid Storage 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section C 
A & A Sheet Metal Products 
Lab Safety Supply 

Cabinet, Map and Plan Filing 
GSA Special Order Program 
Foster 

Cabinet, Museum Storage (standard, doublewide, wardrobe, entomology, herbarium, flat storage, 
and visual) 

Delta Designs Limited 
Interior Steel Equipment Company 
Lane Science Equipment Company 
Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company 

Data Loggers, Electronic 

Cascade Group (ACR brand) 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company (ACR brand) 

Controlyne (ACR brand) 

Davis Instrumentation 

Dickson Company (ACR brand) 

HerzogAA/heeler and Associates (ACR brand) 

Langan Products 

Omnidata International 

Mitchell Instruments 

Dehumidifier, Portable 

Local department store 
Bry Aire 

Gun Vault 

Browning Pro-Steel 



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High Density Moveable Aisle (Compactor) Storage Systems 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section J 

Spacesaver Corp. 

White Storage and Retrieval Systems Inc. 

Humidifier, Portable 

Local department store 

Hygrometer, Electronic 

Airguide Instruments (for maximum/minimum type) 

Art Preservation Services 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 

Davis Instrumentation 

NOVA-LYNX 

Scientific Sales 

Hygrothermograph 

Art Preservation Services 
Belfort Instrument Company 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Insulated Record Containers (filing cabinets), Mixed Media Containers, Mixed Media Safes, and 
Media Boxes (safe or filing cabinet inserts) 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 71, Part III, Section E 

Fireking International 

Kardex Systems 

Schwab Safe Company 

Sentry Group 

Lab Equipment 

Fisher Scientific 
Thomas Scientific 
VWR Scientific 

Meter, Visible Light (measures in footcandles or lux) 
Art Preservation Services 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
Davis Instrumentation 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Rack, Art Storage 

Construction Specialties 
Charles J. Dickgeisser 

Rack, Pallet 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 



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Shelving Unit, Steel (bolt together) 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 

Shelving Unit, Steel (slotted angle) 

Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) 
Interlake Corp. 

Storage Structure, Panelized Modular 
Artie Industries 
Bally Engineered Structures 
Gill Marketing 
Harford Systems 
Penn Refrigeration 

Thermo-Hygrometer, Dial 

Art Preservation Services 
Conservation Materials Ltd. 

Thermometer, Electronic, Infrared (remote sensing) 
Art Preservation Services 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
Davis Instrumentation 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

UV Monitor (for measuring /;W/I of ultraviolet radiation) 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

Vacuum Cleaners (HEPA and conventional) 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 79, Part I, Section Breuer Electric Mfg. 

Electrolux Corporation 

Eureka 

Nilfisk of America 

Wire Racks, Stationary and Movable (bakers' racks) 
InterMetro Industries 



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Supply Sources 

This list includes a variety of products that have been found useful in the management, 
maintenance, storage, protection, and shipping of park collections and collection records. At 
least one known source is given for each item. The Curatorial Services Division (CSD) office in 
Harpers Ferry, WV, generally is able to provide modest quantities of those items marked by an 
asterisk (*) at no cost to IMPS areas and offices. IMPS units needing such materials have only to 
submit a properly completed supply order form. When requested quantities are too large for CSD 
to fill the order, the requestor will be so notified and directed to contact one of the listed vendors 
to arrange for purchasing the needed items directly, using park funds. See the accompanying 
Vendor Address List for addresses of the listed suppliers. 

This listing includes both materials useful for storing and accounting for museum collections and 
materials useful in packing and shipping collections. The two groups of materials are listed in 
separate sections, though the accompanying vendor address list includes sources from both lists. 
NOTE: Inclusion on these lists does not constitute sole-source endorsement of a particular 
vendor, nor are the lists guaranteed to be all inclusive. 



Section 1: Collection Storage, Treatment, and Accountability 

* Accession Book 

Conservation Resources International 

* Album, Photographic with Slip Case 

Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

* Appliance Rollers 

Dial Industries 

* Archival Containers (boxes, folders, enclosures, envelopes, etc. for storage of documents, 

prints, maps, and photographic prints; made of paper, plastic, and/or foil) 

Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

Arsenic Test Kit 
VWR Scientific 

* Bag, Interlocking Seal (Ziplock® type; various sizes) 

GSA 

Local food or department store 



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Binder, Catalog Record (working and original copy styles) (See also Post, Binder) 
Elbe Products 
Looseleaf Binder Company 
McBee Loose Leaf Binders 
Optic Bindery 



* Box for Cataloging Kit (plastic fishing tackle type) 

Flambeau Products 

* Box, Record Storage, Paperboard (acid-free; various sizes and styles) 

Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

* Box, Archeological Storage, Plastic (same size as record storage box) 

United States Corrulite Corp. 

* Brush, Artist's (for cleaning museum objects) 

General Services Administration (GSA) 
Local art store 

Brush, Dusting (large and small sizes) 
General Services Administration (GSA) 
Local art store 

* Calipers (for object measuring) 

General Services Administration 
Local hardware store 

Chemicals and Reagents 
Fisher Scientific 
Thomas Scientific 
VWR Scientific 

* Cloth, Dust Cover 

Lowell National Historical Park 

GSA 

Local fabric store 

Conservation Supplies (resins, adhesives, etc.) 
Conservation Materials Ltd. 
TALAS 



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Copy Paper, Archival 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 
Xerox Corporation 

Drawer Pad, Polyethylene Foam 
Granite Packaging 

Forms, NPS General 

Management Analysis and Control Branch, Management Services Division, WASO 

Forms, NPS Museum Collections Management 

WASO Curatorial Services Division, Harpers Ferry Office 

Furniture Wax, Butchers (light brown) 
Fitch Dustdown 

Furniture Wax, Staples (dark brown) 
H. F. Staples & Company 

Gloves, Cotton "Sure-grip" 
Hayden School Supply 
Man-How School Band Supply 

Gloves, White Cotton 
John Plant Company 

Gloves, Latex 
VWR Scientific 

Herbarium Adhesive, Folders, Mounting Sheets, Tape and Fragment Folders (acid-free) 
Herbarium Supply Company 
University Products 

Humidity Indicator Strips 
Humidial Company 

Hydrometer (for measuring specific gravity of liquids) 
Fisher Scientific 
Lapine Scientific Company 
VWR Scientific 



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* Hygrometer, Dial 

Airguide Instrument Company 
Art Preservation Services 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
Conservation Materials Limited 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

* Hygrothermograph charts, ink, pen points 

Art Preservation Services 
Belfort Instrument Company 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 

* Ink, Permanent 

General Services Administration 
Local office supply 

* Insect Pins, Pinning Blocks, Trays, etc. 

BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 

Jar, Glass (various sizes, for wet natural history specimens) 
Chelsea Bottle Company 
Wheaton 

* Lacquer, Clear and White (for applying catalog numbers to objects) 

Mito Packaging 

* Magnetic Letters and Numbers (for use with Photo ID Stand) 

Magnetic Aids, Inc. 
Visual Systems, Inc. 

* Magnet, Bar (for testing for ferrous metals) 

JobMaster Corporation 

Magnet, Ceramic (for attaching plastic sheeting to steel shelves) 
Local hardware store 

* Metric Scale (for use when photographing objects) 

Light Impressions 

* Natural History Supplies 

BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 

University Products 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 



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* Needles and Thread (for attaching catalog number labels to fabrics) 

Local sewing supply store 

* Paper, Interleaving (acid-free) 

Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

* Pen, Crowquill 

General Services Administration 
Local office supply 

* Pen, Technical (Rapidograph*-') 

General Services Administration 

* Pencil, "H" Hardness 

GSA 

Local office supply store 

* Pest (sticky) Traps 

Summit Chemical Company 

* Photo ID Stand (for use when photographing objects) 

Local metal fabricating shop for special designs 

* Polyester (Mylar'") Envelopes and Sheet in Rolls 

AAA Brands Plastics Manufacturers 

Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Pohlig Brothers 

Taylor Made Company 

University Products 

* Polyethylene Slide and Photo Pages and Lab Pens (for marking pages) 

Light Impressions Corporation 
University Products 

* Post, Binder (various lengths) 

GSA 

Local office supply store 



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Psychrometer, Aspirating or Electronic 
Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
Davis Instrumentation 
Fisher Scientific 
NOVA-LYNX 
Scientific Sales 
Thomas Scientific 
VWR Scientific 

* Psychrometer, Sling 

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 

Davis Instrumentation 

Fisher Scientific 

General Services Administration 

NOVA-LYNX 

Scientific Sales 

Thomas Scientific 

VWR Scientific 

* Press, Plant 

BioQuip Products 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 

* Respirator (face mask type for filtration of dust and/or organic vapors) 

Federal Supply Schedule Vendor 
Lab Safety Supply 

* Retrofit Gasket Kit (for replacing gasket seals on cabinet doors) 

Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company 

* "Roll Number" Label (for photo ID stand) 

Curatorial Services Division 

* Ruler, Clear Plastic (metric and English scales) 

Local office supply store 

* Sash Lock with Key (for specimen cabinets without key locks) 

Blades Lock Company 

Local hardware or building supply store 

* Silica Gel 

Art Preservation Services 
Eagle Chemical Company 

* Silver Protector Strips 

3M Company 



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* Solar Control Film 

Federal Supply Schedule for FSC Group 56 Part IV, Section A 

Courtaulds Performance Films 

Deposition Technologies Inc. 

3-M Company 

Madico Inc. 

National Glass Coatings Company 

Solar Screen Corporation 

Transparent Glass Coatings Company 

* Specimen Trays (various sizes) 

Conservation Resources International 

Hollinger Corporation 

Light Impressions 

Murray & Heister, Inc. 

Pohlig Brothers 

University Products 

* Streak Plate (for identifying mineral specimens during cataloging) 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 
Wards Natural Science Establishment 



* Tag, Rectangular (acid-free paper) 

University Products 

* Tag, Rectangular (acid-free Tyvek-) 

University Products 

* Tape Measure, cloth 

Local sewing supply 

* Tape Measure, Retractable Steel 

General Services Administration 
Local hardware store 

* Tape, Double-Sided Adhesive (for Mylar encapsulation) 

3M Company 

* Tape, Magnetic (for use with photo ID standi 

Magnetic Aids, Inc. 

* Tape, Textile Marking (bias tape) 

Local sewing supply 

* Thermo-Hygrometer. Electronic, Maximum Minimum 

Airguide Instrument Company 



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Tissue, Acid-Free (buffered and unbuffered) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Tweezers (stamp handling type) 
Techni-Tool, Inc. 

UV Filter Sleeves (for fluorescent lamps) 
Conservation Resources International 
Light Impressions 
Solar Screen Corporation 

Vials, Glass and Plastic (for containing small objects or fragments) 
Fisher Scientific 
Lapine Scientific Company 
VWR Scientific 



Section 2: Materials for Packing and Shipping 

Air Encapsulated Laminated Plastic Wrap (Air-Cap®) 
Local moving and storage company 
Sealed Air Corporation 
Advanced Packaging Corporation 

Blanket Pads or Quilts 

Local moving and storage company 

Boxes, Corrugated Fiberboard (not necessarily acid-free) 
Local moving and storage company 
General Services Administration (GSA) 

Corrugated Fiberboard, Acid-Free 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Corrugated Polyethylene Board 

United States Corrulite Corporation 



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Expanded Polystyrene Foam "Peanuts" or "Noodles" 
Local moving and storage company 
Sealed Air Corporation 
Advanced Packaging Corporation 
CPI Packaging 

Foam, Polyethylene, Rigid 

Dow Chemical (nearest sales office) 
Sentinel Foam Products 
Stephenson and Lawyer 
Local plastics supply company 

Foam, Polyethylene, Flexible 

Dow Chemical (nearest sales office) 
Sentinel Foam Products 
Stephenson and Lawyer 
Local moving and storage company 
Local plastics supply company 

Foam, Polyurethane 

Stephenson and Lawyer 

Local moving and storage company 

Local plastics supply company 

Folders, Acid-Free 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Fome-Cor® 
Archivart 
Light Impressions 
University Products 
Local plastics supply company 

Glassine Paper, Acid-Free 
Archivart 
Light Impressions 
University Products 

Marvel Seal® (vapor barrier film) 
Ludlow Corporation 



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Mylar® (polyester film) 
AAA Brands Plastics 
Light Impressions 
University Products 






Nylon Fabric, Tightly Woven 
Local hardware store 
Local plastics supply company 

Tape, Cellophane 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Masking 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware or paint store 

Tape, Kraft, Water-Activated 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Nylon Filament Strapping 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Pressure-Sensitive Plastic Packing 
GSA 

Local moving and storage company 
Local hardware store 

Tape, Twill, Cotton 
GSA 
Local fabric store 

Tissue, Acid-Free (buffered and unbuffered) 
Archivart 

Conservation Resources International 
Hollinger Corporation 
Light Impressions 
Pohlig Brothers 
University Products 

Tyvek® (spun-bond polyolefin moisture barrier) 
Local building supply dealer 
Dupont Chemical (nearest sales office) 



Equipment and Supply Sources IX: 13 Release No. 2, July 1 994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Section 3: Vendor Address List 




A&A Sheet Metal Products 


Belfort Instrument Company 


2166 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 


727 South Wolfe Street 


Washington, DC 20007 


Baltimore, Maryland 21231 


205-265-0246 


301-342-2626 


AAA Brands Plastics Manufacturers 


BioQuip Products 


P.O. Box 5677 


1320 East Franklin Avenue 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 


El Secundo, California 90245 


215-438-1082 


213-322-6636 


Advance Packaging Corporation 


Blades Lock Company 


4818 Seton Drive 


2335 18th St., NE 


Baltimore, Maryland 21215 


Washington, DC 20018 


301-358-9444 


202-832-7100 


Air Cleaning Specialists 


Breuer Electric 


180 El Camino Real 


7401 W. Lawrence Avenue 


Millbrae, California 94030 


Chicago, Illinois 60656 


800-633-4007 or 415-697-2761 


800-822-8867 


Airguide Instrument Company 


Browning Pro-Steel 


1110 Lake Cook Road 


P.O. Box 977 


Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089 


Provo, Utah 84601 


708-215-7888 


801-373-2385 


Archivart 


Bry Aire 


7 Caesar Place 


P.O. Box 269 


P.O. Box 428 


Sunbury, Ohio 43074 


Moonachie, New Jersey 07074 


614-965-2974 


201-804-8986 






Carolina Biological Supply Company 


Artie Industries 


2700 York Road 


8207 NW 74th Avenue 


Burlington, North Carolina 27215 


Miami, Florida 33166 


800-334-5551 or 91 9-584-0381 


800-325-0123 or 305-883-5581 






Cascade Group 


Art Preservation Services 


68 West Main Street 


253 East 78th Street 


Oyster Bay, New York 11771 


New York, New York 10021 


800-800-0588 


212-794-9234 






Charles J. Dickgeisser and Company 


Bally Engineered Structures, Inc. 


P.O. Box 475 


P.O. Box 98 


Derby, Connecticut 06418 


Bally, Pennsylvania 19503 


203-734-2553 


215-845-2311 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:14 



Release No. 2, July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Chelsea Bottle Company 


Deposition Technologies 


P.O. Box 6330 


4550 Viewridge Avenue 


Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150 


San Diego, California 92123 


617-884-2323 


415-484-4730 


CPI Packaging 


Dial Industries 


240 Boundary Road 


1538 Esperanza Street 


Marlboro, New Jersey 07746 


Los Angeles, California 90023 


908-431-3500 


213-263-6878 


Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 


Dickson Company 


7425 North Oak Avenue 


930 South Westwood Avenue 


Niles, Illinois 60714 


Addison, Illinois 60101 


312-647-3000 


800-323-2448 


Conservation Materials Ltd. 


Dow Chemical 


240 Freeport Boulevard 


Midland, Michigan 48640 


P.O. Box 2884 


517-636-1000 


Sparks, Nevada 89431 




702-331-0582 


Dupont Chemical 




Centre Road Building 


Conservation Resources International 


Wilmington, Delaware 19898 


8000-H Forbes Place 


302-774-1000 


Springfield, Virginia 22151 




703-321-7730 


Eagle Chemical Company 




P.O. Box 107 


Construction Specialties 


Mobile, Alabama 36601 


P.O. Box 380 


205-452-9624 


Muncy, Pennsylvania 17756 




800-233-8493 


Elbe Products 




P.O. Box 951 


Controlyn 


Fall River, Massachusetts 02722 


25 North Fullerton Avenue 


617-676-8531 


Montclair, New Jersey 07042 




201-746-8900 


Electrolux Corporation 




P.O. Box 191 


Courtaulds Performance Films 


Bristol, Virginia 24203 


P.O. Box 5068 


800-243-9078 


Martinsville, Virginia 24115 




703-629-1711 


Enviracaire 




747 Bowman Avenue 


Davis Instrumentation 


Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 


Seton Business Park 


800-332-1110 


4701 Mt. Hope Drive 




Baltimore, Maryland 21215 


Eureka Company 


800-368-2516 


Local Distributor or 




1 20 E. Bell Street 


Delta Designs, LTD. 


Bloomington, Illinois 61701 


P.O. Box 1733 


800-282-2886 


Topeka, Kansas 66601 




913-234-2244 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:15 



Release No. 2, July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Federal Prison Industries, Inc. 


Hayden School Supply 


(UNICOR) 


P.O. Box 27777 


Metal and Wood Division 


Tempe, Arizona 85282 


320 First Street, NW 


602-968-2670 


Washington, DC 20534 




202-724-3006 


Herbarium Supply Company 




3483 Edison Way 


FireKing International 


Menlo Park, California 94025 


101 Security Parkway 


800-348-2338 


P. 0. Box 559 




New Albany, Indiana 47150 


HertzogAA/heeler and Associates 


812-948-8400 


2183 Summit Avenue 




St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 


Fisher Scientific 


612-647-1035 


7722 Fenton Street 




Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 


Hollinger Corporation 


301-587-7000 


P.O. Box 8360 




Fredericksburg, Virginia 22404 


Fitch Dustdown 


703-671-6600 


2201 Russell Street 




Baltimore, Maryland 21224 


Humidial Company 


301-539-1953 


P.O. Box 464 




Colton, California 92324 


Flambeau Products Corporation 


714-825-1793 


P.O. Box 97 




Middlefield, Ohio 44062 


Interior Steel Equipment Co. 


216-632-1631 


2352 East 69th Street 




Cleveland, Ohio 44104 


Foster Manufacturing 


216-881-0100 


414 North 13th Street 




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19108 


Interlake 


215-523-4855 


550 Warrenville Road 




Lisle, Illinois 60532 


General Services Administration 


708-719-7077 


(Use national or regional GSA address 




as appropriate for order) 


InterMetro Industries 




Thomas and Second Streets 


Gill Marketing 


Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1 8705 


2127 Espey Court 


717-825-2741 


Crofton, Maryland 21 114 




410-625-2700 


Jobmaster Corporation 




9010 Liberty Road 


Granite Packaging 


Randallstown, Maryland 21133 


1 1 1 Whittendale Drive 


301-655-1400 


Moorestown, New Jersey 08057 




609-727-1010 


John Plant Company 




P.O. Box 527 


H. F. Staples & Company 


Ramseur, North Carolina 27316 


P.O. Box 956 


919-824-2366 


Merrimack, New Hampshire 03059 




603-889-8600 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:16 



Release No. 2, July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Kardex Systems 


Magnetic Aids, Inc. 


P.O. Box 171 


133 North 10th Street 


Marietta, Ohio 45750 


Patterson, New Jersey 05722 


614-374-9300 


201-290-1400 


Lab Safety Supply 


Management Services Division, WASO 


P.O. Box 1368 


Management Analysis and Control Branch 


Janesville, Wisconsin 53547 


ATTN: Jerry Buckbinder 


800-356-0783 


National Park Service 




P.O. Box 37127 


Langan Products 


Washington, DC 20013-7127 


2660 California Street 


202-523-0065 


San Francisco, California 94115 




415-398-7664 


Man-How School Band Supply 




P.O. Box 2705 


Lapine Scientific Company 


Trenton, New Jersey 08607 


371 Chestnut Street 


609-392-4895 


Norwood, New Jersey 07648 




201-768-8640 


McBee Loose Leaf Binders 




10339 Annaberg Court 


Lane Science Equipment Co. 


Burke, Virginia 22015 


225 West 34th Street, Suite 1412 


800-888-0823 or 703-250-2327 


New York, New York 10122 




212-563-0663 


3M Company 




Energy Control Products Division 


Light Impressions Corporation 


3M Center 


P.O. Box 940 


St. Paul, Minnesota 55144 


Rochester, New York 14603 


612-733-5454 


800-828-6216 






Mitchell Instruments 


Loose Leaf Binder Company 


1570 Cherokee Street 


P.O. Box 6033 


San Marcos, California 92069 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 


619-744-2690 


215-667-3900 






Mito Packaging 


Lowell National Historical Park 


1296 Lawrence Street 


169 Merrimack Street 


Rahway, New Jersey 07065 


Lowell, Massachusetts 01852 


609-499-0090 


508-970-5064 






Murray & Heister Inc. 


Ludlow Corporation 


10738 Tucker Street 


121 Fairfield Way, Suite 303 


Beltsville, Maryland 20705 


Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108 


301-937-5980 


312-307-9880 






National Glass Coatings Company 


Madico, Inc. 


P.O. Box 3323 


45 Industrial Parkway 


Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 


P.O. Box 4023 


301-231-7011 


Woburn, Massachusetts 01888 




617-935-7850 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:17 



Release No. 2, July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Nilfisk of America 


Sentinel Foam Products 


300 Technology Drive 


130 North St. 


Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355 


Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601 


213-647-6420 


800-323-5005 


NOVA-LYNX 


Sentry Group 


P.O. Box 240 


ATTN: Government Sales 


Grass Valley, California 95945 


2166 Wisconsin Avenue, NW 


916-477-5226 


Washington, DC 20007 




202-265-0246 


Omnidata International 




P.O. Box 3489 


Solar Screen Corporation 


Logan, Utah 84321 


53-11 105th Street 


800-321-7218 


Corona, New York 1 1368 




718-592-8222 


Optic Bindery 




101 Dover Road 


Spacesaver Corporation 


Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 


RR 3, Box 166 


301-261-1540 


Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 




414-563-6362 


Penn Refrigeration 




c/o Eagle Marketing 


Steel Fixture Manufacturing Co. 


P.O. Box 681837 


P.O. Box 917 


Houston, Texas 77268 


Topeka, Kansas 66601 


713-320-0591 


913-233-8911 


Pohlig Brothers 


Stephenson and Lawyer 


Century Division 


P.O. Box 8834 


P.O. Box 8069 


Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508 


Richmond, Virginia 23223 


616-949-8100 


804-644-7824 






Summit Chemical Company 


Read Plastics 


7657 Canton Center Drive 


12331 Wilkins Avenue 


Baltimore, Maryland 21224 


Rockville, Maryland 20852 


301-282-5200 


301-881-7900 






TALAS 


Scientific Sales 


213 West 35th Street 


P.O. Box 6725 


New York, New York 10001 


Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648 


212-736-7744 


609-584-1560 






U.S. Corrulite Corporation 


Schwab Safe Company 


205 S.E. 3rd Avenue 


P.O. Box 5088 


South Bay, Florida 33493 


Lafayette, Indiana 47904 


407-966-2089 


317-447-9470 






Taylor Made Company 


Sealed Air Corporation 


P.O. Box 406 


19-01 State Hwy. 208 


Lima, Pennsylvania 19037 


Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 


215-459-3099 


201-791-7600 





Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:18 



Re/ease No. 2, July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Techni-Tool Inc. 

Apollo Road 

P.O. Box 368 

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462 

215-825-4990 



Xerox Corporation 

ATTN: Federal Contracts 

1616 North Fort Myers Drive, 17th Floor 

Arlington, Virginia 22209 

800-822-2200 or 202-527-7625 



Thomas Scientific 

99 High Mill Road 

P.O. Box 99 

Swedesboro, New Jersey 08085 

609-467-2000 

Transparent Glass Coatings Co. 
1959 South La Cienega Blvd. 
Los Angeles, California 90034 
213-870-4777 

University Products 

P.O. Box 101 

Holyoke, Massachusetts 01041 

800-628-1912 

VWR Scientific 

P.O. Box 66 

Bridgeport, New Jersey 08014 

800-234-9300 

Visual Systems 

1596 Rockville Pike 

Rockville, Maryland 20852-1686 

301-770-0500 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 
5100 West Henrietta Road 
Rochester, New York 14692 
800-962-2660 or 716-359-2502 

Wheaton Glass 

1000 North 10th Street 

Millville, New Jersey 08332 

609-825-1100 

White Storage and Retrieval Systems 
White Office Systems 
50 Boright Avenue 
Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033 
201-272-8888 



Equipment and Supply Sources 



IX:19 



Release No. 2, July 1994 



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TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Curatorial Services Division 

National Park Service 

Building 45, Shenandoah Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Standard Museum Cabinet, Doublewide Museum Cabinet, Wardrobe 

Museum Cabinet, Herbarium Cabinet, Entomology Cabinet, Visual Storage 
Cabinet, Cabinet Sanitary Platforms, Castered Bases, Retrofit Gasket Kits 

Description: See Sections IV and VI for descriptions 

Application: See Sections IV and VI for applications 

Vendor: Steel Fixture Manufacturing Company TEL: 913-233-891 1 
P. 0. Box 917 
Topeka, Kansas 66601 FAX: 913-233-8477 



Contract No.: FSS Contract #GS-28F-0018B 



Dates: Effective until 2/28/99 



Price: Standard Museum Cabinet 

Standard Museum Cabinet Metal Drawer 

Doublewide Museum Cabinet 

Doublewide Museum Cabinet Metal Drawer 

Wardrobe Museum Cabinet 

Herbarium Cabinet - Counter Height 

Herbarium Cabinet - Full Height 

Entomology Cabinet 

Visual Storage Cabinet 

Cabinet Sanitary Platforms 

Castered Bases 

Retrofit Gasket Kits 



$ 370.00 
28.00 
635.00 
50.00 
1,210.00 
500.00 
730.00 
560.00 
Call for pricing according to size 
Call for pricing according to size 
Call for pricing according to size 
38.00 



Ordering Instructions: Place an order against the contract. 



Illustration: See Sections IV and VI 



h For orders over $ 15,000, Interior Steel Equipment Company (FSS Contract 
MGS-28F-0023B) [Address page IX: 16] and Delta Designs Ltd. (FSS Contract 
#GS-28F-0039B) [Address page IX: 15] are also on contract . 



July 1994 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Curatorial Services Division 

National Park Service 

Building 45, Shenandoah Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Hygrothermograph 



Description: Model 37250-00; 12" H x 14" Wx 6" D; a recording instrument to 
monitor temperature and relative humidity. 



Application: Used to monitor temperature and relative humidity conditions in museum 
storage and exhibit areas. 



Vendor: Cole-Parmer Instrument Company 
7425 North Oak Park Avenue 
Niles, Illinois 60714 



TEL: 800-323-4340 



FAX: 410-358-0252 



Contract No.: WASO 1443CX-0001 -92-001 



Dates: Effective until 9/30/94 



Price: $425.00 (delivered) 



Ordering Instructions: Specify Model 37250-00 with either 7 day or 32 day rotation, 
two year supply of charts and felt tip points and instruction booklet. 



Illustration: See Tools of the Trade, page Vll:2 



July 1994 



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TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Curatorial Services Division 

National Park Service 

Building 45, Shenandoah Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Portable Air Purifier 



Description: An electric air purifier equipped with high efficiency particulate (HEPA) 
and activated carbon air filters. 



Application: Used to reduce or eliminate gaseous and particulate pollutants in 
museum storage and exhibit areas. 



Vendors: Enviracaire 

747 Bowman Avenue 
Hagerstown, Maryland 2 1 740 



TEL: 800-332-1110 



FAX: 800-221-3248 



Contract No.: GS-07F-3145A DATES: Effective until 9-30-94 

Model 12500 (250 cf/min filtering capacity) 
Price: $129.97 (delivered) 



Air Cleaning Specialists 
180 El C a mi no Real 
Millbrae, California 94030 



TEL: 800-633-4007 or 

415-697-2761 
FAX: 415-697-4306 



Contract No.: GS-07F-3271A Dates: Effective until 9/30/94 

Model Medi Clean 400 (400 cf/min filtering capacity) 
Price: $306.00 



Ordering Instructions: According to FSS instructions 



July 1994 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Curatorial Services Division 

National Park Service 

Building 45, Shenandoah Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Superinsulated Storage Structures 



Description: Prefabricated, panelized building system, modular sizes 



Application: Used to construct collection storage space either inside another building 
or as a stand alone structure. 



Vendors: Bally Engineered Structures 
P. O. Box 98 
Bally, Pennsylvania 15903 



TEL: 215-845-2311 



FAX: 215-845-6167 



Gill Marketing 
2127 Espey Court 
Crofton, Maryland 21114 



TEL: 301-858-1100 



FAX: 301-858-1125 



Contract No.: GS-07F-6500A 



Dates: Effective until 9/30/96 



Price: ESS pricing according to size. Call vendor for quote. 



Ordering Instructions: According to ESS instructions 



lustration: See Tools of the Trade, page V/:6 



July 1994 



g ifc* NATIONAL] 




Curatorial Services Division 


y, *Kr SERVICE J 


TEL: 304-535-6072 


National Park Service 


FAX: 304-535-6051 


Building 45, Shenandoah Street 






Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Media Insert for Insulated Filing Cabinet 



Description: UL rated 125°F-1 hour container for: 

letter size insulated files, Model TF- 125T, 10- 1/8" H x 10-1/4" Wx 
1 1-7/8' D - holds 40 5% " diskettes. 

legal size insulated files, Model TF-125H, 10" H x 16-3/8" Wx 
13-1/8' D - holds 80 5 1 A" diskettes. 



Application: Fits into insulated filing cabinet to contain plastic based media such as 
computer disks. 



Vendors: Fire King International 
900 Park Place 
New Albany, Indiana 47150 



Contract No.: GS-00F-9369A 



Price: Letter size insert - $147.50 
Legal size insert - $197.50 



Ordering Instructions: According to FSS instructions 



TEL: 800-457-2424 



FAX: 812-948-0437 



Dates: Effective until 12/31/96 



July 1994 




TEL: 304-535-6072 
FAX: 304-535-6051 



Curatorial Services Division 

National Park Service 

Building 45, Shenandoah Street 

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Insulated (Fire-Resistive) Filing Cabinet 



Description: Two Drawer size - 28-7/8" H x 20-% " Wx 32-15/16" D 
Four Drawer size -55%" H x 20 3 A " W x 32- 15/16" D 

Application: Used to store museum records, valuable photograph and document 
collections. 



Vendors: Companies on FSS schedule 71 

Fire King International 

900 Park Place 

New Albany, Indiana 47150 

Contract No.: GS-00F-9369A 

Price: $510.00 (Two drawer) 
$ 785. 00 (Four drawer) 

Sentry Group 

2166 Wisconsin Avenue NW 

Washington, DC 20007 

Contract No.: GS-00F-9011A 



E (currently two companies) 
TEL: 800-457-2424 
FAX: 812-948-0437 
DATES: Effective until 12-31-96 



TEL: 202-265-0246 



FAX: 202-338-4702 



Dates: Effective un til 1 2/3 1/9 6 



Price: $249.00 (Two Drawer - only 23" D) 

Ordering Instructions: According to FSS instructions 
Illustration: See Tools of the Trade, page Vl:4 



July 1994 



. e \ 

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Curatorial Services Division 


y, yfr service i 


TEL: 304-535-6072 


National Park Service 


FAX: 304-535-6051 


Building 45, Shenandoah Street 






Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 



EQUIPMENT FACT SHEET: CONTRACT 



Product: Air Purifier "Medi Clean 400" 



Description: Portable air purifier having HEP A and activated carbon filters. 
400 cubic feet per minute capacity. 



Application: Used to rid air of particulate and gaseous pollutants in museum storage 
and exhibit areas. 



Vendor: Air Cleaning Specialists TEL: 800-633-0787 

Attn: J. C. Jordan 
180 El Camino Real FAX: 

Mil/brae, California 94030 



Contract No.: GS-07F-3271A 



Price: $306.00 (fob destination) 



Dates: Effective until 9/30/94 



Ordering Instructions: Follow Federal Supply Schedule procedures 



July 1994 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



XI. INDEX 



Accession Receiving Report 10-95 (F09] . . . 
Accession Receiving Report List 10-95a [F10] 

Accession Book 10-256 [F07] 

Accession Folder 10-255 [F06] 

Accession Work Sheet [F58) 

Acknowledge Gift Certificate [F38] 

Air Encapsulated Plastic Sheet 

Air Purifiers 

ANCS Manual [F46] 

Annotation Label 10-510 [F27] 

Appliance Rollers [G08) 



Bag, Interlocking Seal 4x4 [A45] . . 
Bag, Interlocking Seal 6x6 [A46] . . 
Bag, Interlocking Seal 8x8 [A47] . . 
Bag, Interlocking Seal 12x12[A48] . 

Barrier Film (Marvel Seal) 

Binder, Original Copy IF31] 

Binder, Working Copy |F30] 

Blanket Pads 

Box, Textile Storage 22x28 [A27] . 

Box, Cataloging Kit [C01] 

Box, Artifact Storage, Plastic [A58] 
Box, Record Storage, Corr [A44] . . 

Box, Shipping 

Brush, Artist Set IC21] 

Brush, Dusting (Large) 

Brush, Dusting (Small) 



VIII 

II 

II 

VIII 



VIII 

II 

IV 

IV 



Cabinet, Doublewide Museum . . . . , 

Cabinet, Entomology 

Cabinet, Fire Resistive (Insulated) . . . 

Cabinet, Flat Storage 

Cabinet, Flammable Liquid Storage . , 

Cabinet, Gun 

Cabinet, Herbarium 

Cabinet, Map 

Cabinet, Standard Museum 

Cabinet, Utility 

Cabinet, Visual Storage 

Cabinet, Wardrobe 

Cabinet Platforms 

Calipers [C18] 

Catalog Record 10-254CR 3pt [F01] 
Catalog Record 10-254CR 2pt [F50] 
Catalog Record 10-254CR 1pt [F51] 
Catalog Record 10-254NH 3pt [F03J 
Catalog Record 10-254NH 2pt [F52] 
Catalog Record 10-254NH 1 pt [F53] 
Centimeter Scale, Large [C32] . . . . , 
Centimeter Scale, Small [C31] . . . . , 

Cloth, Dust Cover 

Collection Mgt Rpt 10-94 [F08] 

Conserve O Gram [F40] 

Container List 1 0-96 [F1 1 ] , 

Corrugated Fiberboard 

Copy Paper 8Vix1 1 [A39] 



Vl:1 

Vl:2 

Vl:4 

V:3 

Vl:7 

Vl:4 

Vl:3 

Vl:3 

Vl:1 

Vl:4 

Vl:2 

Vl:2 

IV:4 

ll:2 

ll:4 

ll:4 

ll:4 

ll:4 

ll:4 

ll:4 

ll:3 

ll:3 

IV:1 

11:3 

IV:4 

11:4 

Vlll:3 

111:5 



Data-Logger V 

Deed of Gift 10-830 [F1 61 

Dehumidifier V 

Document Box, Letter [A18] 

Document Box, Legal IA 191 

Document Envelope 6x9 [A08] 

Document Envelope 9x12 [A09] 

Document Envelope 11x15 1A10] 

Drawer Pads [G06] 



IV 



Egg Box Label 10-508 [F25] V 

Expan Manuscript Folder, letter [A 16] Ill 

Expan Manuscript Folder, legal [A171 ill 



File Folders, Legal [A 15] 

File Folders, Letter [A14] 

Foil-lined Envelope, Large [A26] 

Foil-lined Envelope, Small IA52] 

4-Fold Photo Enclosure 4x5 [A05] 

4-Fold Photo Enclosure 5x7 [A06] 

4-Fold Photo Enclosure 8x10 IA07] 

Foam, Polyurethane V 

Fome-Core® V 



Geology Label 10-504 [F21] V:4 

Glassine Paper (Acid free) VII 1 : 1 

Gloves, Latex [M31 ] IV:1 

Gloves, Sure-Grip [G18] IV:1 

Gloves, White Cotton [C23] IV:1 

Herbarium Blotter (Drier) [N28] V:2 

Herbarium Ventilator [N27] V:2 

Herbarium Folder [N03] V:2 

Herbarium Fragment Folder [N04] V:2 

Herbarium Adhesive [N05] V:2 

Herbarium Label 10-512 [F29] V:4 

Herbarium Mounting Sheets [N02] V:2 

Herbarium Mounting Tape [N06] V:2 

Herbarium Portfolio [N26] V:1 

Humidity Indicating Strips [M16] VII: 1 

Humidifier Vll:4 

Hydrometer [N29] V:3 

Hygrometer [M02] Vll:1 

Hygrothermograph Vll:2 

Hygrothermograph Charts VII :2 

Hygrothermograph Ink [M17] Vll:2 

Hygrothermograph Pen Points Vll:2 



Incoming Loan Agreemt 10-98 [F13] 
Incoming Loan List 10-98A 1F14] . . , 

Ink, Black Permanent [C06] 

Insect Label 10-509 [F26] 

Insect Pin, size 000 [N20] 

Insect Pin, size 1 [N21] 

Insect Pin, size 4 [N22| 

Insect Pin, size 6 [N23] 



II 

V 

V 

V 

V 

V 

Insect Pinning Block |N24| V 



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TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Insect Spreading Board IN25] 

Insect Tray 4x1x1 IN141 

Insect Tray 4x2x1 INI 3] 

Insect Tray 4x3x1 [N121 

Insect Tray 4x7x1 [N1 1 ] 

Interleaving Paper 1 1x14 [A36] 

Interleaving Paper 16x20 [A371 

Interleaving Paper 20x24 |A38] 

Inventory of Museum Property 10-349 . 
Inventory of Museum Property 10-349 A 
Inventory of Museum Property 10-349B 
Inventory of Museum Property 10-349C 
Invertebrate Label (Lg) 10-503 [F20] . . 
Invertebrate Label (Sm) 10-507 |F24] . . 



Jar, Glass 



Lacquer, Clear [C05] 

Lacquer, White [C04] 

List of Objects 10-95A [F10] . . . 
Loan of Specimens 10-127 [F15] 



V:3 



Magnet [C07] II 

Magnetic Letters 1/2" |C28] II 

Magnetic Letters 1 " [C29] II 

Magnetic Numbers 1/2" [C26] II 

Magnetic Numbers 1" [C27] II 

Magnifying Glass [C20] II 

Map Folders Ill 

Marvel Seal® VIII 



Media Safe 

Metric Conversion Table [C22] 

Metric Scales 

Mineral Label 10-51 1 [F28] 

Museum Handbook, Part I [F44] 

Museum Handbook, Part II [F42] 

Museum Handbook, Part II, App H [F59] 
Museum Handbook, Part III [ ] 



VI 



Needles [CI 6] 11:1 

Nylon Fabric Vllhl 



Object Treatment Request 10-252 



Paleontology Label 10-505 [F22] 

Pen, Crowquil [C30] 

Pen, Lab [A50] 

Pen, Pigma 

Pen, Technical (Rapidograph®) [C10] 

Pencil "H" [C1 1] 

Pest Traps [M25] 

Photo Album [A51] 

Photo Enclosure 4x5 [A01] 

Photo Enclosure 5x7 [A02] 

Photo Enclosure 8x10 IA03] 

Photo Enclosure 11x14 [A04] .... 
Photo Enclosure Box 4x5 [A23) . . . 
Photo Enclosure Box 5x7 |A24] . . . 
Photo Enclosure Box 8x10 [A25] . . 
Photo ID Stand 3x5 [C24] 



VII 



Photo ID Stand 5x8 IC25] II 

Plant Press !N01 ] V 

Plastic Screen IV 

Poly Photo Page 4x5 [A42] Ill 

Poly Photo Page 5x7 [A43] Ill 

Poly Slide Page [A41 ] Ill 

Poly 35mm Film Page [A40] Ill 

Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope 4x5 [A53] Ill 

Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope 5x7 [A54] Ill 

Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope 8x10 (A55] Ill 

Polyester (Mylar®) Envelope 11x14 [A56] Ill 

Polyester (Mylar®) Roll 36x100 [A57] Ill 

Polyethylene Corrugated Board VIII 

Polyethylene Foam Sheets VIII 

Polyethylene Sheeting IV 

Polystyrene Pieces (Peanuts) VIII 

Post 2-1/2" [F33] II 

Post 3" [F34] II 

Print Box 1 1x14 [A20] Ill 

Print Box 16x20 [A21] Ill 

Print Box 20x24 [A22l Ill 

Psychrometer, Aspirated VII 

Psychrometer, Sling [M04] VII 

Psychrometer Wick [Mi 81 VII 



Racks, Art Storage Vl:5 

Racks, Pallet Vl:5 

Racks, Slotted Angle Vl:6 

Racks, Special Vl:7 

Rare Document Folder 9x1 1 [A13] 111:3 

Respirator w/filters [Ml 9] IV:2 

Retrofit Gasket Kit [G17] IV:3 

Roll Number, small [C34] II :3 

Roll Number, large [C35] Il:3 

Ruler, Clear [C1 4] 11:1 

Sash Lock [G07] IV:3 

Shelving, Steel Vl:5 

Shelving, Wire Vl:6 

Silica Gel 1 unit [M06] Vll:5 

Silica Gel 4 unit [M07] Vll:5 

Silica Gel 1 6 unit [M08] Vll:5 

Silica Gel Indicator [M09] Vll:5 

Silver Protect Strip [M05] Vll:5 

Skull Vial or Box Label 10-502 [F19] V:4 

Solar Control Film, Clear [Ml 1] Vll:5 

Solar Control Film, Light [M12] Vll:5 

Solar Control Film, Dark [M13] Vll:5 

Specialized Storage Structure Vl:6 

Specimen Tray 1x2 [A28] Ill :5 

Specimen Tray 2x3 [A29] Ill rS 

Specimen Tray 3x5 IA30] Ill:5 

Specimen Tray 5x7 [A31] Ill: S 

Specimen Tray 7x1 1 [A32] Ill:5 

Specimen Tray 1 1x14 [A33l Ill :5 

Specimen Tray 5x29 [A34] Ill:5 

Streak Plates [N30] V:3 

Tags, Acid-free (Paper) [A59[ IV:3 

Tags, Tyvek® [G02] IV:3 



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TOOLS OF THE TRADE 



Tape, Cellophane Packing VIII 

Tape, Double-faced |A49] Ill 

Tape, Kraft, Water activated VIII 

Tape, Masking VIII 

Tape, Magnetic IC33] II 

Tape Measure, Metal [CI 21 II 

Tape Measure, Cloth [C13] II 

Tape, Nylon Filament VIII 

VIM 

II 

VIII 



Tape, Pressure-Sensitive Packing 
Tape, Textile Marking [CI 5] . . . 

Tape, Twill 

Temporary Removal 10-97 [F12] 

Thermo-Hygrometer, 2" 

Thermo-Hygrometer, Electronic . 

Thread [C17] 

Tissue, Buffered [All] 

Tissue, Unbuffered [A12] 

Tools of the Trade [G05] 

Tweezers [C19] 

Tyvek 



VII 
VII 



IV 

II 

VIII 



UV Filter Sleeves [M10] 
UV Monitor 



Vll:4 
Vll:4 



Vacuum Cleaner 

Vertebrate Label 10-501 [F18] 

Vial, 1-dram [N07] 

Vial, 4-dram IN08] 

Vial, 8-dram [N09] 



IV:2 

V:4 

V:3 

V:3 

V:3 

Visible Light Meter Vll:3 



Wax, Butchers [G12] 

Wax, Staples [G11] 

Wet Plant Label 10-506 [F23J . 
Wet Specimen 10-500 [F17] . 
Worksheet, CR 10-254C [F04] 
Worksheet, NH 10-254D [F05] 



IV:2 
IV:2 
V:4 
V:4 
ll:5 
ll:5 



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We thank the following companies for contributing illustrations for use in this listing: 

Airguide Instrument Company 

Blaydes Lock Company 

Carolina Biological Supply Company 

Conservation Materials Limited 

Conservation Resources International 

Controlyn 

Crystalizations Systems, Inc. 

Hollinger Corporation 

Interior Steer Equipment Company 

InterMetro Industries 

Light Impressions Corporation 

Provo Steel and Supply Company 

Qualimetrics Incorporated 

Steel Fixtures Manufacturing Company 

Thomas Scientific 

University Products 

Wards Natural Science Establishment 



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